"This isn't going to be going on the internet is it?" (children of bloggers know that there is never a safe moment)
"Possibly.....there's a pretty good chance..." (i had every intention of using it for today's 365)
"But my hair is still wet and I'm wearing that free t-shirt that came with the pizza the other night...." (I'm still getting a kick out of the fact the my 14 year old suddenly has standards. It seems like yesterday that he would spend all his spare money on Yu-Gi-Oh cards, now he uses it to buy clothes)
"True...but you're also supposed to be cleaning the bathroom right now and know perfectly well that I'm not going to make you leave your sister who is so clearly enjoying your company. We'll call it even."
And so he sat there for the good part of the afternoon, watching shows like Dora and Backyardigans and keeping his little sister entertained. I don't think the smile left her face the entire time he was there and as I tackled the chores that he had been assigned, that's all that mattered.
Just want to say thank you for your comments and messages over the last few days. Your words of support and encouragement mean so much.