While we wait for proper bathroom pics, I probably have enough blog fodder saved up from "the long dry summer" to keep us all busy here for awhile.
One big deal that happened while I was gone was that MyFavoriteKid finally got his learner's permit. Somewhere there is a pic of me in the backseat of the Driver's Training Vehicle crapping my pants (the instructor insists parents ride along for the first one so you can see how he teaches, and then hopefully become a better teacher yourself).
I cant find that pic, but in its place, here's a pic of MyFK on registration day and then on the first day of school.
I can hardly believe he's 16 and a high school junior this year.
Where. Does. The time go?!!
He's a really good kid. A couple of weeks ago when the bathroom remodel was spinning out of control, he came in the house and said, "Do you need anything? Just a hug, maybe? " I said, "I don't even know what I need anymore." He said, "Well, I think you need a hug and you don't even know it. Here. I'll give you one. I'm worried about you."
Dang! Compassionate, smart, funny...and ten times less impulsive then his mother, often opting to sleep on something and reassess things in the morning. I don't know where he gets that from, but it sure 'aint from me...and his dad says it 'aint from him either. I think it might come from being in drumline?? (a very disciplined practice)
Anyhow, I love him bunches.
And 16 feels a lot closer to 18 than 15 was.