Sunday evening Clarissa and Desi and Hannah (Clarissa's roommate) came over for dinner. It was fun. I told them that from now on, it's a standing invitation.
I also told them that when Emma and Braeden are in college, it will be a REQUIREMENT (not really) that they come for dinner, but I will not require it of my darling nieces. Or even my darling nieces' darling roommates.
I'm easy going like that.
Yesterday there was no school and I loved spending time with Emma and Mark. They make me laugh and they are pleasant and helpful. (Mark helped me find Newbery award books for a project I'm working on. Emma helped me format a document because she's a whiz at stuff like that. They helped with dishes and laundry. I think I want them to drop out of school.)
It turns out I really like having older kids.
Sometimes you want to put the brakes on and make your kids stop growing up and changing, but sometimes, I think, bring it on. I like what's next. (Especially the part when Braeden will come home.)