When they say yes, it means something

I don’t know what it is with teenagers, but sometimes often, less is definitely more.

Especially with boys.

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🎡🎢 It’s the most wonderful time of the year 🎢🎡

If anyone starts in on me with Christmas, you will be blocked!

πŸ˜„

Ok, seriously, they are definitely for sure going to school today.

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A few days of solitude

I’ve taken a bit of a blogging break and I will continue but since it’s 5:00 a.m. on a Saturday and I’m on my second load of laundry I thought I might as well sit here with coffee and have a bit of a chat with you. πŸ˜ƒ

The family left for camping on Thursday and they’re coming back I think Sunday or Monday.

I had intentions to do a lot of writing.

That didn’t happen. πŸ™„

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You’re too sensitive, stop taking things so personally

Caution: eyeroll emoji overload (sorry not sorry) πŸ™„

You have been warned. πŸ˜›

At no time in my life have I ever felt more overly sensitive about every little thing than while raising teenagers.

Shocking, I know. πŸ™„

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Summer so far: lifted restrictions, new hobbies and a little update

This is the first summer in which neither kid is playing baseball. They both started with t-ball at age 4… They are now 13 and a half and 16.

Because we are still in the slowly emerging opening up of lockdown (stage 2 with stage 3 happening in a week) not much activity is available for them. My son picked up golf and is looking for a part-time job, but my daughter is in that tricky age where she’s too young to get a job and there aren’t too many options available right now for volunteering and other things.

So summer so far is looking very similar to the last 16 months of lockdown… Kids staring at screens.

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Heartbreak

My son’s last quadmester (4th semester consisting of two subjects due to remote/virtual learning) began a couple of weeks ago. It will run until the end of June, probably online. And then, he’ll have graduated grade 10 from inside of his bedroom. Thank you Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Ford. You are both equally to blame. (Don’t at me unless you’re Justin or Doug, I’m not going to rant and debate about this today.)

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Good vs bad rambling/ranting

I am cranky and fed up.

Sorry not sorry.

I realized something: I need to say and do things that are helpful to me and others, not rant about my cranky-ness. But is it healthy to just swallow a bad mood, and let it fester (and grow) inside?

Of course not.

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