“I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.“
—Ulysses S. Grant
I wish I was one of those moms who just can’t wait for her kids to get out of school.
I am not.
For my 15 year old twin daughters:
—I will try to not be angry when you’re watching reruns of the Kardashians at noon.
(This will last until the 5th of July and then all bets are off on my tolerance level.)
—I will pay you to read classic novels and you will thank me, refuse payment and we’ll have dense philosophical conversations about the book late into the night. Hey, a mom can dream, right?
—When in doubt, picking up trash is a time honored pastime from my childhood.
—If you make a list of fun things you want do with me, I’ll try to make them happen.
—I want to love you more than I’m angry every single day. Please just pick up your room and do the dishes and don’t leave wet towels everywhere. My needs are simple. Your life will be much easier if you do these three things. Have you heard the term, “choosing the path of least resistance”? Learn it. Live it.
Here’s to a great summer of 2015!