Monday, February 16, 2009


The kids were off school today and Steven invited Hannah and Shauna over to spend a few hours at his new place. They were thrilled to get to play with Sassy and to spend some time playing video games with their brother. It was a great break for me, also, since I had grounded Hannah from playing with her friends until after 2 pm today. She would have driven me crazy all day, trying to get me to let her out earlier. Alex had play practice at school. After I dropped the girls off at Steven's, I came home and baked a treat for everyone.

I took Steven grocery shopping last night. It wasn't his first time grocery shopping, but it was his first time grocery shopping for himself! I even took a picture, even though I was embarrassed because everyone looked when it flashed. The cashier asked if he was on vacation. He told her no and then explained that he moved out and was shopping for the first time and she said, "I hope it doesn't snow." What the hell was that? The only thing I can think of is that she had that in her head to say if we were here on vacation (since we have had a few flurries) and it just popped out. If not, I'm not sure what snow, grocery shopping, and moving out have in common!

Now Steven's friend, Will, his roommate, wants me to take him shopping and help him pick out what he needs because he has no idea. His mom lives in Florida and his dad isn't any help. I'm going to do that and set them each up with a budget plan and some easy recipes. Maybe I will have them over for a cooking lesson! Will is really nice, so I hope things work out with the two of them being together in such a small space.

Speaking of nice, Steven has been awesome since he moved out! Now, I'm not stupid, I've been around the block a time or two (or a thousand) with that kid and I know this won't last forever. I am really enjoying it now, though, and hoping it doesn't all come crashing down anytime soon. He has been extremely respectful and polite to me and calls me several times a day. I guess he must be a little homesick, even though he would never admit it!


Torina said...

It sounds like Stephen is doing great so far! I hope it continues. I don't even know him and I am proud of him :)

jen said...

Oh god I know that feeling...being nice for now!! So glad he is moved out and doing well. Kinda what we all aim for.


Mom of 7 said...

Thanks, Torina!

Jen, I thought of you when I was posting this because I knew you would understand!