A house full of teenagers is a house that goes to bed later and later, and our mornings were starting later and later.
So this week, I declared that all teens should be in bed by 10 pm, with a book or kindle, no phones Last night, from my bed, I heard doors opening and closing and footsteps in the hallway. Glancing at the clock, I saw that it was 10:20 pm.
Ah-ha, I thought, climbing out of bed and heading toward the kids’ rooms. Seeing a light under the girls’ bedroom door, I knocked and entered with my most terrifying frown. Prairie takes one look at me and rushes, “Mama, you would be proud of us. Rachel and I were downstairs having lots of liberal conversation with the boys until 10 pm.”
My girls having liberal conversation with their brothers? Well, okay then.
I blew the girls kisses and told them goodnight. In bed, I relayed our kids shenanigans to Sid. “They’ve got your number,” he said.