Austin is 13.
That means I have (hopefully) 3 good years ... and 6 until HS graduation.
That's it.  1000 days before the License and maybe a little less than 2000 before Graduation.
Is it wrong that I hope he sticks around longer and does Community College from home?
And Xav is nipping on his heels at 9.

I have to seriously take a 2nd look at how I'm going to use those days with them.

Forcing them into breakfast with me on school days & church days (I've been enjoying the fact that they're voluntarily sleeping in this summer... 1st Ever!!). 
Forcing them into lunch with me on summer days. 
And Family Dinner every day!!

At least an hour of doing Something with them daily.  

Game Night -- minimum once a week?

Reading Night - daily!!

I've tried - and failed - these ideas before.
But life is Less Busy & Less Stressful here.

So maybe, hopefully, due to the urgency of Time Slipping Away... I'll write it on a Big Ol Board and Post It on the Living Room Wall....
and this time.... this time.... I'll Do It!!

Because the thought of them leaving home.... depresses the hell out of me!!!

I know the point of Motherhood is raising them into Adults ... but .... but.... I'm not ready for that yet.  Everyone says you get there when the time comes.  But I'd like to push those 2000 days back awhile.  And I want to smother them with affection in the mean time.

I'm not good at creative, at impromptu, and unfortunately I have the attention span of a squirrel. I try and try to focus.  I love them to pieces though.  So let's hope for the best!
Gin
7/26/2012 04:57:55

Muahaha! And it's not just my foot pain that days :( ah so true! And force them! Force them to be loved ! So neglected! ;)

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Bex
7/26/2012 06:51:27

I will! I will force them!!

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9/28/2012 23:44:50

And I am so on the other end of the spectrum right now... If I could afford it I would rent a place for my knucklehead to move into so I could get him out of my house!
:(

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