How was your long weekend?? I had the best Labor Day ever! Sage, Brecken and I went to Midway, Utah Saturday, Sunday and Monday (my mom and two sisters joined us). There is a HUGE celebration called Swiss Days that happens every Friday and Saturday before Labor Day in Midway and it's lots of fun (and really hot :)!). There are tons of cool boutique booths, great food, live entertainment, etc. The dad from High School Musical was the announcer--my kids loved seeing him! If you're ever in Utah over this weekend, you must go. But--leave the men at home. They might get bored with all the shopping. The girls and I also got manicures and pedicures, played lots of fun games, went to church (love the Swiss style church up there) and hooked up with some wonderful friends--all of whom I've met through this wonderful hobby called scrapbooking. (Love ya Carrie, Lisa, Lisa, Jennie, Marty, Laurel, Janalee, Beth, Sunny and Mel!)
The guys all stayed home and played in football games, practiced football and watched the BYU football on Saturday (the Cougars won!). 'Tis the Season!
Last night, I helped Kade ask his "friend" (she lives two doors down!) to the Homecoming Dance. We got this cool gift bag that said "The World's a Playground and You're the Guest of Honor." When it opened, a song about being the "guest" started playing. Inside the bag we put a Queen and Company cosmetic bag (pink and so cute) filled with "Riesen" chocolate caramels and a princess Pez dispenser. On each of the Pez candies, a different word was pulled out which equaled this sentence: "There's no Riesen you shouldn't be my guest at Homecoming. Please Say Yes! Kade." We tied matching balloons to the top of the bag and my little girls went and rang and run last night. I caught Brecken spying in the window so she could see Taylor's reaction! We're waiting for her answer!
Okay--so here's my question. My 14-year-old son, Collin (on the left of the photo), is truely one sweet kid.
He's sensative, funny, a hard worker, a peacemaker and always is asking what he can do to help me. Several times this summer, I heard him sticking up for the underdog in front of his friends when they were saying unkind things. And, he's a great football player to boot! Don't get me wrong, he's not perfect (you should see his closet!), but really a nice kid. With that being said, I don't know what to do about this situation. Collin has a TV and Gamecube in his bedroom which is a pretty small room-the Gamecube's his and the TV belongs to the family. I was surprised when I saw this sign on his door a couple of weeks ago.
I asked him what was wrong with the games and he confided that nothing's wrong with them, he's just tired of Sage, Brecken, and all their cousins and friends coming into his room to use the Gamecube, then leaving it a mess.
So--Collin has a point. And for the past three weeks, no kids have entered his room so he's had the Gamecube to himself, plus a fairly clean room. But, the more I've been thinking about it, the more I'm not sure if he should leave the sign on his door. It's deceptive--something I'm trying to teach my children never to be involved in.
What would you do? Need your advice.