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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another Transition

Life is nothing more than a series of transitions from one state of being to another. Sometimes those transitions are rapid and head-spinning, other times they are lost in the mundane of day-to-day life. As long as we are changing, we are growing. The latest massive transition is that my baby became a senior in high school yesterday. Today is the last day of school, but he was exempted from a number of his final exams and had his last one yesterday.

He's 17 and a bright, but lazy, young man. I always thought he was the bolder of our two sons, but I'm finding he's more timid about somethings than his big brother. Driving for instance. When DS#1 was learning to drive, he pestered us everytime we went to the car to be allowed to drive. DS#2 is afraid. He's worried about staying centered in the lane and the amount of traffic. We had a talk last night that if he wanted to get a job, he's going to have to learn to drive, and that learning to drive in this city, traffic is a fact of life he's going to have to learn to deal with.

If you have any suggestions on how to motivate a 17 year old boy to clean house, or at least his room, please let me know! LOL


Jayne said...

Good luck on the room thing! I can barely get my younger ones to do it. Nag-nag-nag! :)

Suzanne said...

LOL Yea, let me know if you find out! ;-D