Friday night I took Briar, Brad and several of Briar’s friends to the movies in Paragould. They decided to go see Halloween II, which I wasn’t very excited about.
Luckily, my husband doesn’t work far from the theater, and he met me there when he got off work. We left the teens (Brad says they are too old to be called boys and that I shouldn’t do it anymore) there and went to Wal-Mart to walk around and pass the time until the movie was over.
The drive to and from Paragould with five teenagers was very entertaining. Here are a few things that I already knew, but have been confirmed once again…
All “teens” talk at once, but everyone seems to hear and know what everyone else is saying.
Teen boys like their music extremely loud, and want to sing along (with their own made-up lyrics) at the top of their lungs… while head banging.
If it involves horrendous smells or someone getting hurt (not seriously injured… just a bit of pain) it is VERY funny, and the more it hurts and the worse it smells, the funnier it gets.
Any and all food placed in front of them is instantly devoured.
Even though they are teens now… boys will still be boys.
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The first day of school has come and gone. I really missed having an open house this year. My youngest entered the eighth grade, and they stop at seventh grade at Hoxie. Of course my eighth and 10th graders were NOT ready for school to begin.
I picked Brad up, but Briar had football practice, so I didn’t get to talk to him right away. I asked Brad how his first day was when he got in the car… “It sucked,” was his response. Which wasn’t what I wanted to hear.
Brad has only one class with his “best” friend, but was excited to have a study hall and to have Mrs. Davis for homeroom… even though they don’t go to homeroom very often.
I believe he was a little unprepared for Mr. Hackworth. If any of you had him as a teacher, you know what I mean. He was one of my favorites, though, when I was in high school, and I’m sure he will soon become one of Brad’s favorites, too.
When I picked Briar up from football at 6 p.m., he just said, “Eh, it was school.” He did, however, make a couple of new friends. He has a tough schedule this year, but is very positive about it.
Even with the time they’ve had getting up early for football practice, I don’t think they were prepared for the school day. They were both exhausted last night. They were in bed by 9:30.
Once we’ve adjusted to the school schedule again, I think we’ll have a great year.
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