Dinner was an experience. It was like herding cats to get the 2 youngest out. I finally called her cell phone (we were all waiting outside,) "Hi...do you need a special engraved invitation?" I totally felt like a parent. All during dinner the 2 youngest discussed their various boys and who they liked and oh, was the cute neighbor guy moving AND the new guy on Blues Clues is totally hot! I was thrown back to my mutual days when all the girls at church just wanted to drive by boys houses and see if lights were on. I. Hated. It.
Dinner bribery: Okay, not a dash...a LOT of bribery. After dinner I made everyone work in the yard. Our backyard still needs much work but is now relatively dandelion free. Don't get on me about dandelions...we have a jungle out there we are slowly trying to tame. Dandelions are GOING.
The plan is to pretty much rip out everything in the backyard (it's ALL weeds I tell you! WEEDS!), smooth it out and plant clover. Grows fast, doesn't require much care, looks green and soft. Sold.
The front yard is equally a jungle. We pulled out a LOT of weeds tonight and gave it a good soak so we can pull out more tomorrow. Plan there is to pull everything out and plant ground cover though I am mulling over impatiens cuz they's purdy.
My neck is still twinging a bit.
Because you all care.
And yes, I just checked my refrigerator. (let it go Amanda.)
In other news I am again annoyed with my 19 and 20 year old roommates. They have this mentality of "As long as it makes you happy" and "parent's don't know everything!" that drove me crazy tonight. One has a 17 year old friend who is dating a 24 year old woman with 4 kids and thinks that it's cute they took easter pictures together and the woman won't marry him until he's graduated from college so that's good, right?
I'm sure they think I'm old and judgemental but if MY 17 year old son was dating a woman who was not only 24 but had 4 kids and had changed her name because under her old name had kidnap charges AND was committing statuatory rape with MY kid I'd have the cops on her ass so fast it'd make heads spin!
The other roommate thinks Mischief jumps on and follows and torments Beowulf because Mischief is AFRAID of Wulfie. We all pretty much laughed at THAT but she's serious.
"He's scared of anything bigger than him!" and "You know...when some things are scared they just attack!"
That may be true in some cases but Mischief is not jumping all over Beowulf the instant I let him out of his bag because he's SCARED of him.
And I know everybody says this but *I* was NOT that stupid when I was 19 and 20.
I. Was. Not.