On Monday I drove Aaron to hockey practice and then I went and sat at Starbucks, drinking a white chocolate mocha for an hour and a half and reading a book. When I picked Aaron up he was ready and waiting, with his coat on and everything. He did not make a fuss about sitting in the car and putting his seat belt on. It was quite refreshing.
Both kids announced, "I'm going to bed" and that was that. I didn't have to read them stories, bring them endless glasses of water, or convince them they should really try peeing "one last time." Also, no one woke me up in the middle of the night.
After supper Elhana entertained Sam and Rachel with her science project of a magnesium atom. Both of the teenagers helped clean up after the meal and said "Thank you," even though they were the ones who made dinner.
After this experience, I am so looking forward to having teenagers in the house!
PS. I do realize that there is a huge difference between hanging out with a couple of teenagers who have been raised well and being the person who is doing the raising of them. These past few days I got to take advantage of the first, while having none of the frustrations of the second.