I cannot be the mother of a 14-year-old. I just cannot. But I guess I can’t stop it from happening. I better just get ready and accept it. Hence the NEW blog design. Ta-daaaa! I wanted to unveil it for Jack’s birthday in January, but I’m bored, and Jack is in NYC with his dad, and well I got to playing around… and this is what happens when I have free time. I create something!
I’ll update the photo and the header, naturally, when Jack turns 14. This was the only photo I felt comfortable adding to the header without giving Jack editorial approval. Otherwise, sheesh, the roof would blow off this house if I posted something unapproved.
Remember when I could post anything and show any photo because I was the BOSS of Jack? I’m still the boss, but these kids get so darn “mouthy” and “opinionated” lol. So yeah, no more random cute photos without approval. No funny stories without approval. No new blog designs with new photos… you get the idea.
I hope you all like this layout, it’s much cleaner and I should have done this years ago, but being a single mom, and a full-time worker, and a rescuer of multiple animals, and a home owner, kinda makes my free time next to nil. I’m lucky I can even post once or twice a month these days. I want to post more. Really. But with all the restrictions placed on the content (by Jack) and the lack of conversational time we have together (because Jack is plugged into some device) I simply don’t get the relevant content needed to produce a lot of “sh*t”. But there are gems that fall in-between those times. So, until I completely run out of material, or am completely forbidden to document it, I will continue to produce the sh*t you are accustomed to reading.
That does not sound flattering to me at all.
But I know you understand, because you are a great loyal reader of this sh*t and it must make you smile at least a little bit.
me: (via text to Jack) I’m upgrading the design on your blog. Can I put a pic of you not facing camera on it? Shows backpack.
Jack: Lemme see.
me: (sending pic) Here.
Jack: Yeah that’s fine.
me: Do you like the design?
(hmmm, this is easier than I thought… he’s maturing!!)
me: What are you doing right now?
Jack: Playin fortnite with Alex.
Alex lives a few houses down from us. Jack goes to NYC to play a game online with him. Weird right? 😉
me: Ok don’t play too long and get some sleep. Goodnight.
me: And here is the part where you say Goodnight and I love you back.
So, there you have it. Working on the maturity. 🙂