My soon to be 16 year old got a job. Gone are the days when $20 dollar bills were handed out like candy, "Mom, I need $20 for the movies." "Mom, I need $20 for the football game," "Mom, I need $20 to go into town." What will I ever do with all of this new money I get to keep??
On Friday I took him to his job interview and sat patiently waiting for him to be done. On the drive over to our town's recreation department, I prepared him for the fine art of job interviewing. I cautioned him, "No monosyllabic responses to any question, ok"? He answered with one of his favorites, "Um."
For years whenever I'd asked him about anything, like
"Andrew, how'd you do on that test?"
"Andrew, how did you do at the game?"
"Andrew, how was the coq au vin?"
Scenes around town
It is really hard not to notice all the precious things about spring. It has been unseasonably cool which, ironically, keeps the spring flowers looking fresh and the tulips remain erect and perfect for so much longer.
Progress on The Vest
I'm hoping to get it done before the end of May. The soon to be college student will also be 18 next month. There will be graduation AND birthday presents to finish.