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Monday, January 28, 2013

Teenager in the House!!!




Today I am celebrating my teenager!!!  He is seventeen and when he smiles at me, through his braces, I just grab the chance to store the smile in my heart.  This week we will venture into the world of driving!  As we fill out all the forms to start behind the wheel in my tank....I hear this song going over and over in my head.

Wayne Watson wrote songs as he experienced life with his sons and to this day I treasure the repeated memories of those songs.  Watercolored Ponies to Teenager in the House, he reminds us of the joy of parenting.  If you have a chance....listen.

Here is my teenager son cleaning the bathroom....and yes, that is the mop!!  He thinks this is the best way...I just laughed and took a picture.  It is his bathroom, I don't have to use it.  How fast they grow.






36 Joining in with more words:

Angela said...

If a teenage boy is cleaning the bathroom, take it any way it comes:) I can't believe how time is flying!

camp and cottage living said...

Janette
That is really memory making. Will he ever live this method of cleaning down? Priceless, indeed.
I agree, at least he cleans.

Nancy said...

Oh our boys....don't we love them....they certainly hold a special place in our hearts and those remembered hugs and kisses will last a life time......I will pray the driving lessons will go smoothly....If he's like my son, he probably already knows how to drive.hahahah

Angel said...

Great photo op! I can see your son is very creative by the way he obviously thinks outside the box when it comes to cleaning methods. :)


Sandy said...

I think boys just naturally know how to drive. Seth got behind the wheel and it was like he'd been driving all his life.
As for cleaning his bathroom...wow! Amazing!
I remember those Wayne Watson songs. Whatever happened to him anyway??

Debbie said...

Oh there are soo many things I miss about having a teenaged boy in the house! His method of cleaning is hysterical, but I agree, whatever works for him...at least he's cleaning! HUGS

myletterstoemily said...

oh, how i love those awkward, adorable
teenage boys! i used to wake up on
saturday mornings not sure how many
were sleeping in my basement. :)

many blessings on your new driver. may
the Lord hem him in, behind and before.

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Janette,
Teenagers are fascinating to me. As my daughter once very wisely said,
"We can't help it, Mom! We aren't human yet!"
I love the way they think and the ideas they come up with. I hate that there are so many of them struggling. My heart goes out to them. It is a blessing to love my daughter's friends, and encourage them.

Lisa said...

I am soooo impressed that he is cleaning his bathroom! Now that kid was raised right! LOL!
PS Good luck with the driving. My 17 year old has had her license a year and I still stress when she has to get on the freeway.:)

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Thanks for sharing these blessings... Too soon these years are coming... Your kids are as inspiring as you!
xoxo

Pom Pom said...

Oh, what a good boy! I hope the driving goes well, Janette!

Maryann said...

Wow you have a son who cleans the bathroom! I do miss teenage sons in the house, it was never a dull moment to be sure. Enjoy the driving lessons, you are right time goes by so quickly!

Vee said...

I may take a tip from him! That has got to be an easier way to clean the shower...not sure about the counter, though.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, I so remember the song, "Water Colored Ponies." That brings back so many memories!

Good idea, using a mop, he may be on to something!

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Debbie Petras said...

I like the way he cleans the bathroom with that mop. And Janette, at least it gets it clean. :) He is growing up quickly and before you know it he'll be off to college. I see you treasuring up these memories in your heart.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Brenda Lazzaro Yoder, said...

I love this. All three of my teenage boys held down the house/farm this past weekend while we went to see my daughter in Va. They did a great job! They make me laugh and smile, too. Thanks for sharing this!

Sharon said...

Had to chuckle at the mop-technique!! Oh my goodness, yes - how fast they grow. My oldest son just recently turned 30!! (How could he do that? I'm only 29...ahem).

Cute post!

GOD BLESS!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You have wonderful cause for celebration!!! Love the mop technique... might have to try that myself. LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

funny - I've not seen a mop clearning like that -- so I am giggling --my kids HATED to clean the bathroom but they did it anyway.. Oh boy,, fun times ahead for the teenager -- under the wheel - total freedom -??? -- for who - HAHA! The best of times still ahead..
Hugs..


Vickie said...

Hi Janette!

Aw, it'd be nice to have a teenage boy in my house again... sigh... I loved it when my boys were home. Our house was the place where all the friends came and hung out and ate all our food. It was wonderful!

LOVE his cleaning method! Hey, at least he's cleaning!

podso said...

Cheers for your son cleaning his bathroom. Happy driving lessons!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

I remember those days...seems like a long time ago now. My youngest is now approaching 32. Wow. Interesting cleaning technique. I am with you on the mom discretion. Getting a teenager, especially a boy to clean the bathroom is a feat in itself and nothing should be said to discourage the effort!

Debbie said...

You raised your son(s) to clean the bathroom! Aside from the fact that he is a handsome teenager and that you also raised him in in a home that pointed all things to the Lord Jesus Christ, the bathroom thing might be my favorite thing about him.

It's just cute that he mops the counter. Betcha Benjamin copies that little move.

Happy Birthday to Him!

(Now, I need to go back and read to see if I missed a post while I was away. )

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Sally said...

While in middle school Logan came home and said, "In class the teacher was asking about things we'd done. He asked how many of us had cleaned a bathroom and I was one of only three that raised my hand." I hate cleaning bathrooms but I hate it more when it is dirty. Kudos to your son for doing his part!

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Sarah (Nikki) said...

your son is gorgeous and your mom heart is pumping with joy that I can hear it way over here. It's awesome. Driver's ed....I"m in the middle of it with my 16 yr. old. A huge happy birthday to your boy!!!!

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