Six days to go!

At my studio today. Taking a break from the Fair to ship out orders and rest a little. Aaron is out at the booth holding down the fort. Last night was his show at the boxcar stage, it went VERY well! The State Fair has been lots of fun, but very exhausting! This Sunday is the last day! Next week we will take it easy, in fact, Monday we plan to do nothing but sleep in and watch movies! I can hardly wait.

I’ve sold a couple more of the framed daily journal paintings!(Fire and Bold as Love) So, if you are interested in buying one, I suggest you do so soon! Of course I plan to make more.

I don’t usually like to write much about my personal life here, but my two younger boys are giving me fits! Teenagers! They seem to think at 17 and 14 that they are ready to move out on their own! They don’t even have jobs! So, along with spending 12 hour days at the fair, we’ve been coming home to arguments and hassles with the boys. We even had to call the police the other night and didn’t get to bed until way past midnight! Aaron is about ready to kick the 17 year old out on his butt! It wouldn’t be the first time! Actually, we did kick him out, but he came back a couple days later and “says” he’ll follow the rules. We’ll see!

Funny thing is, everything else in our lives is going wonderfully! I hate to wish away their childhood, but I am looking forward to having an empty nest! Why is it that teenagers think we are doing things to try to hurt them? I’m just trying to help them have an easier life, you know, graduate from high school, get a job, etc!! I’ve decided that they act this way so I WON’T miss them so much when they finally do grow up and move away. Anyway, sorry, but I had to vent about that!

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4 responses to “Six days to go!

  1. I can’t say that I am a mother. Growing up is hard though… I just wonder who it’s harder on the children or the parents?
    Wonderful post! 🙂
    *HUGS*

  2. I’m sorry to hear about the troubles with your sons… My daughter is only 9, almost 10, and I’ve seen a glimpse of what she is going to be like as a teen. Watch out. I will try to remember what I was like when I was a teenager – a lot like Linda Blair in the Exorcist I think. I grew out of it, thankfully. I guess about the only thing we can do is to keep them safe and to keep our fingers crossed that we’ve done our best.

  3. Paula,

    My God you are doing your best, of all ppl I KNOW THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND I FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT!!!!! U HANG IN THERE AND U ARE THE SANE ONE, TRUST ME I KNOW!!!!!!!!!

    SHARON

  4. Paula Manning-Lewis

    Thanks for the comments all!

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