This is Going to Get Interesting

Today is Thursday and on Sunday our house changes for the next 3 months. That’s right… it’s time for the college kids to come home again.

Now don’t get me wrong. I am so excited that they will be here but it will take some adjustment. My son is what I call a trailer. He leaves a trail of miscellaneous items in his wake where ever he goes, socks, pencils, clothes, paper, dishes. They all are scattered about as if by magic (actually I think it’s a curse.) My clean, organized (I’ve really been working on this one) house is about to be hit by a tornado know as my teenage son. My daughter is better but not completely. Her mess is at least mostly contained in her room (and she will be gone part of the summer) but that can also get pretty bad. Add to that the fact that they are moving all their stuff back and that we will have to find homes for it all and I think tornado about covers it.

If you have read my post Our Journey, or Car Talk you know that we started ttwd right after we took our son to college in the fall. That means that for that whole time, not counting a break or two, we have only had to keep this from one child, not three. The house is empty while our youngest is at school so that is when most of our spanking happens. We have never spanked when she was in the house. She sleeps immediately above our room and because of the layout of the other rooms we are concerned that we would be heard. They also stay up until all hours.  It’s a problem.

We will have to get quite creative this summer I think. Luckily they all like movies so I think they will be going to a lot  of them. 🙂 Any other ideas?

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  1. Oh my goodness, good luck! I can’t think of a single idea…mine are still little. Maybe they will be out more than you think? I only spent one summer at home after I started school, but I seem to remember my parents complaining about my little sister coming in at all hours the summers she spent at home between semesters. I suppose the trick will be finding time when they are all out of the house at the same time, so hopefully they like to hang out with each other!

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    • Zoe

       /  05/03/2012

      They actually do like to hang out together so I will try to take advantage of that. It is nice that they get along.

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  2. faerie

     /  05/03/2012

    LOL, my son is a trailer too, maybe it’s a teenage boy thing. I’ve got no real suggestions other then summer jobs and socializing for the kids. We lock the doors when our son is out so we at least have a bit of warning when we hear him entering the house. Have you thought up a good excuse in case you do get overheard? That might be your most practical plan 🙂

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    • Zoe

       /  05/03/2012

      We have not thought up a good excuse yet but that is an excellent idea. 🙂

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  3. Sunny Girl

     /  05/03/2012

    A garage, a walk-in closet or even take a drive and find a nice secluded space. Good luck in finding a place and dealing with the “mess”. It can be aggravating because now you are used to the organization so it will seem worse than it probably is. Or, who knows, maybe they turned into neatos. LOL

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    • Zoe

       /  05/03/2012

      There is absolutely no hope that either of them have turned into neatos but a girl can dream. I think at some point this summer we will have to try all the places you suggested. Thanks.

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  4. I wish I could think up a creative solution for you! Movies sound good. Finances allowing, perhaps give them money to go have a nice sibling dinner together or some sort of other activity so that you can proceed with your extra-curriculars. Also, I remember you saying you had a loopy, I hear they’re very quiet. Painfully silent. 😉

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    • Zoe

       /  05/03/2012

      They would like a sibling dinner. That’s a good idea. And one of the reasons we got the loopy was because it is supposed to be quite.

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  5. Dee

     /  05/03/2012

    Movies sound like the best bet. And please, don’t even THINK about the loopy. It may be quiet, but you won’t be!

    Dee x

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    • Zoe

       /  05/03/2012

      He probably will think about the loopy but I will do my best to dissuade him and I agree that keeping me quite will be hard.

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  6. Oh boy!…and oh girl for that matter.

    When we have company they sleep directly below us. There have been a couple times when he has not waited till they went home, though he will always wait till they are long asleep. Loopy is the only quiet thing we have. I need a pillow to stay quiet during that thing!

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    • Zoe

       /  05/03/2012

      By the time all my teenagers are all long asleep my husband will be getting up for the morning. He will never outlast them at night and I am not excited about the prospect of early AM spankings. Who knows though if we get desperate enough.
      I just read this to Alex and he, Mr. Morning Person thought AM spankings sounded great. Oh No! 🙂

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  7. Summer chaos at your house, huh? Seems like you’ve had some good suggestions. And though I wouldn’t be happy about early AM spankings either, it’s probably the only time when all of your kids will be fast asleep. Quiet implements are key, but then you have to figure out how to stay quiet too…quite the challenge with something like the loopy! Good luck!

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  8. Zoe

     /  05/05/2012

    Summer chaos about covers it. I may have to get used to early mornings. 🙂

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