With Jonathan and Samantha both in high school now, I KNOW that life can go in a multitude of directions – suddenly, without any warning, and all in the same day.
It’s cause for concern.
It’s life with teenagers.
Lucky for me, they both still cling to a certain belief like a favourite old blankie.
That belief is that the opposite sex is gross.
And while I’m happy about this, I also know that it’s coming to an end. I’m starting to see the signs that this will be THE YEAR.
The year that my babies become interested in the opposite sex.
The year that words like “gross”, “ewww” and “get out of my room!” get replaced with “hot”, “wow” and “is your friend coming over this weekend?”.
(Jonathan and Samantha are less than a year apart. You don’t have to be a child psychologist to see where that’s going.)
Yup. Things are changing in my household.
– I’ve noticed a sudden interest in showers.
– The bathroom mirror is more popular now than it’s ever been.
– And I’m having to answer a whole new set of questions (“do I have bad breath?”).
How does this all make me feel?
Well imagine that you’re a demi-god (by duty) and all of a sudden your mignons start worshipping another demi-god from another kingdom. Or in this case, planet. And you realize that you won’t be able to protect them anymore because you just know that more things will start to go on behind your back than you’re ready to admit.
I’m so not ready for this!