I would have lost this bet. If someone told me 3 yrs ago my husband and I would be leaving my 18 yr old son at home and in charge of 3 of his younger brothers I would have laughed and bet up to a million against this. I would have lost. We have come a long way baby!
Friday night we went to a going away party for one of my sons best friend. This friend is going to the Marines in 2 weeks. My son and this friend grew up together and were partners in crime many times. And now this 18 year old fine young man is going to be defending our country. Unbelievable. And there is more! My husband and I left the party to drive to an over night tournament for another one of my sons, leaving the 18 yr old in charge at home. Not as easy as it sounds. He had to put them to sleep, fed them, get them up in the morning and take them to all the activities 9, 11 and 15 yr olds are involved in (a lot!), keep the house clean, and especially keep them alive.
2 years ago I could not have even dared imagine this...even in my wildest imagination! I think if I would have known he would grow up to be responsible and able I would have relaxed more..but then, maybe that is why he grew up to be responsible and able!
p.s. Just so you know all is not Pollyanna..his services were for payment of his new eBay purchased laptop...because of the cup of water he spilled over Christmas break on his new $2000 MAC.
Keep the faith!