Lessons from the Weekend…

What a weekend… it went so fast!

Before I knew it, it was Sunday afternoon, 5 p.m.!  Monday was fast approaching and I wasn’t ready.

The boys each had a friend over this weekend…  well except Josh.

(Missing in this picture are Sammy and Tyler…)

We had pizza for supper and then went and saw Kung Fu Panda 2 with the lot. Lesson # 1 from the weekend… it certainly isn’t “cheaper by the dozen.”

Once we were home, everyone found their thing and it was hard to believe that there were a dozen boys in the house.

Lesson #2 from the weekend… I have good boys.

Saturday was a day spent being with their friend…  eating, hanging out and eating some more.

Lesson #3 from the weekend… Boys can EAT… Lots! (Couple of dozen eggs, 3 dozen sausages, a dozen croissants, a melon, 2 containers of strawberries, 2 cartons of OJ…).

We had a campfire… that was really hard to start due to the wind.  I had bought HUGE marshmallows…

Lesson #4 from the weekend… Bigger doesn’t mean better.  These were the nastiest marshmallows ever.  Ugh.  They were only good to burn…

Some of the boys left Saturday evening.  Sammy had a female friend over for the campfire.  Most of the boys went to bed by 10:30 pm as they were exhausted.  Sammy’s friend was to leave by 11 p.m.  At 11:15 pm I went and gave a verbal nudge… “Susie, Do you have a ride?” She makes a call home.

I hear Sammy trudging up with stairs… “Um, Mom… her mom kinda forgot about her (she is at her boyfriend’s house) and has been drinking.   She is going to call her dad.” I am looking at Sammy in disbelief.  I am feeling for this child who has been forgotten.  I am wondering how can you leave your daughter at a boy’s house with no worry about her and if I didn’t go and let it be know that it’s time to go home… what would have happened?

What happens when parents forget to be parents?  What happens when kids are left to parent themselves?  Trouble.

Lesson #5  from the weekend… pray harder.

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One Response to Lessons from the Weekend…

  1. Rena Ridley says:

    don’t ever stop writing! I love hearing about your life, good, bad and inspiring.

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