I don’t know about you, but in my house, we often find ourselves saying “no excuses” when we talk to our kids about communication. You know the drill.
Parent: So. Where have you been?
Parent: Is your phone broken?
Teen: No. I was going to call you but…
Parent: What about your fingers? Are they broken?
Teen: No. I was uhhh…
Parent: So, you were just MIA? No call, no note, no nada?
Teen: <blank stare>
That’s pretty much it, right? Oh, wait. You are probably not quite as much of a hard-ass as I am. My problem (or rather my kids’ problem) is that I think too quickly of all the what-ifs, comebacks, etc., which turns me into an absolute argumentative hot head when I get radio silence from the kids. I’m working on it. But really. We are all tied to our phones 24-7. There is very little excuse for complete lack of communication anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for powering down. I’d like to power down right now. Can we just agree to tell people before we do it?
All that said, here I am, phone and computer in hand, trying to figure out how to explain where I’ve been since my last post without sounding like I’m making a thousand excuses. Two weeks of nothing. Nada. And I’d love to give you a nice little post about food to go with this groveling, but the truth is, I haven’t really been cooking.
I’ve been doing a lot of homework. And juggling. And thinking. And reading. I've visited family in Louisiana and Florida. I've flown kites and gone to the pool and gone for some very short (and hot) runs. I've not done a lot of photo taking or food making or writing. I’ve been intending to do a lot of planning and gardening and catching up with scrapbooking. Not so much happening in actual life.
So I’m on the slow comeback. I’m committed to getting at least two posts out per week, probably on Monday and either Wednesday or Thursday. I’d love to tell you all about school and the awesome summer activities that we haven’t even started yet. PS how the heck is it already July? Please, stay with me. I’ll be back with a vengeance any old day now. Until then, how about a little pizza party inspiration that I wrote over at Wayfair? Good times. And thanks for your patience.