Two Teens And Their Mama: A Return To Childhood...But I Know Why

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Return To Childhood...But I Know Why


Recently I've noticed an odd phenomenon with both of my boys.  They seem to have regressed back to their tween years.  Their attitudes and behavior haven't changed, thankfully.  No pre-teen angst or sulking.  But there's definitely something weird going on....

Exhibit A.  My almost twenty year old son announced this weekend that he wanted a fish aquarium for his room.  Um....okay.  We haven't had a fish in the house for at least ten years.  For us, fish were a "starter" pet before the boys moved on to fire belly toads and hamsters.  I have to say, Fred and the Three Oscars (yes, he named them himself) are kind of calming to watch as they swim around their new home.

It was very hard to get them all to hold still for a picture.

Exhibit B.  Guitar Hero on the Wii, as opposed to the XBox Zombie/Halo games that they've been playing for the last few years.  In recent weeks, T has recruited all of his friends for epic Guitar Hero battles.  I think the guitars had an inch thick layer of dust on them when they were pulled from the game cabinet, but no matter!  Friday nights now sound like jam sessions instead of a war zone.


Exhibit C.  Goldfish crackers.  These were pretty much a food group in our house when the boys were growing up, but I hadn't purchased them in years. On a whim, I grabbed some on my last trip to the store.  It was like I brought home the golden ticket!  Such excitement over crackers.  Guess I don't need to figure out what to get them for birthdays anymore.

Exhibit D, which is the greatest of them all.  C and T are really interested in hanging out with mom and dad.  On Sunday mornings they mosey into the kitchen and ask what the plan is for the day.  What, you mean with us?

I have a thought about all this regression, although I'm sure the boys would deny my theory.  There are precious few months (eighteen, to be exact - yes, I'm counting) left until they both move out and onto the next stage of their lives.  I don't even want to think about it, but they have.  

And although they're excited and ready to get on with it, a part of them is scared and nervous about the journey ahead.  So fish as pets, Guitar Hero, goldfish crackers and hanging out with mom and dad sound pretty good right now.

I'm not complaining.

28 comments:

  1. Enjoy all the time you have with them... it sounds like you are all so close... that is awesome ♡

    Valentina is coming into the tween years... she asked me this morning if I wanted her to grow up... I told he no and that I was in rush but that I knew it had to happen... it's sad how fast it really goes by... for now I'm trying to enjoy the upcoming tween years and beyond :-)

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    1. It's such a fun time - tweens/teens get such a bad rap, but I really enjoy these years. Like you said - just enjoy her!

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  2. That's so awesome! Enjoy every second of it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. I had a box of Goldfish crackers sitting on my night stand this morning left over from Alise's snacking while watching a movie in our bedroom on Disney last night. She's nearly ten and still loves them.

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    1. I've decided they're the perfect snack!

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  4. This post makes me so happy. I loved gold fish crackers. My son hates them (although give him a year and I'm sure he'll love them too) and I haven't given them to my daughter yet, but I'm sure she'll love them when we do get them. They are such a convenient snack. The guitar hero...love it! We have rock band and it sits in my sons closet not being used. I"m waiting for the kids to get older so we can break it out and play it on Friday nights.

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    1. Guitar Hero is so much fun, although I'm really bad at it!

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  5. That's great! I think it's neat they're revisiting the past and hopefully spending more time with mom and dad will carry on into the future!

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    1. Yes, more time with mom and dad is definitely a goal of mine!

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  6. Yay! Love this. Grinned over the fish arrival. They are portable and should be smuggable, I mean acceptable, into any dorm ... My son's rabbit was left behind with me when he went east to college. He got her when he was 13 (he's now 19) and she continues to thrive and must be at least 10 now. There was huge talk when he was 17 about getting a second one ... Perhaps I should have suggested fish ...

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    1. Ha ha - so funny! He had fish when he was little, but got bored with them. We'll see how long he's interested this time!

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  7. You have great boys. I think I would like to regress too to my teenage years.

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    1. Especially knowing what I know now - that would be fun!

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  8. It sure is a credit to you that they want to spend time with you!

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  9. Yep. Take it when you can get it! This growing up business is so exciting. And scary . . .

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  10. We're having a snow (with a small amount of snow) day today. My daughter came with the babies and we are just hanging out and watching TV today. That hardly ever happens anymore. Thank goodness for SC snow paranoia!

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    1. A snow day with new babies sounds heavenly. Hope you had fun!

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  11. I always babysat in high school so Goldfish were always part of my diet!
    I do remember panicking a bit before I was going to leave for college, and spending a lot of my senior year regressing. Like.. having my mom make me breakfast!!

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    1. I had several panic attacks the summer before I left for college. I hated it the first month, but after that I never wanted to leave!

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  12. That's really good. Who knows when it will be just the 4 of you again, enjoy!

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  13. Ok this had me laughing. I have a now 20 year old. He is showing the same sign I mean the same. He is playing rock band agin more. He wanted those Goldfish graham crackers for his birthday. LOL He lives at home while attending college near by. He too on his days off of work & school comes to me to see what I have planned for the day if he likes when I have planned he asks if he can tag along? I am like SURE & I cherish it because I know he won't be here forever. This post caught my eye on #Sitsblogging Link up!

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    1. So funny! I guess they're all feeling the same thing at this age. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  14. Eighteen months is not nearly long enough. Hold on to every second you can get. MY daughter wanted nothing for Christmas her senior year of high school except a fish. (Un)fortunately, it only lived a short time. I am an animal lover to my core, and cried with her when it died, but I wasn't looking forward to becoming its caregiver when she left for college!

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    1. Why do they want fish? So funny. I agree, eighteen months is going to fly by!

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