Mornin’, y’all – it’s Monday again. The last Monday before Christmas. With any luck, I’ll be headed to the post office soon and then we can get to the next large to-do list: get ready for company arriving on Wednesday! Whew…good thing the holidays only come around once a year!
So – Finn is back in the news. And the headline reads: “Finn-Chewie Hits Puberty”! In other words, he’s a teenager.
I know this because he’s doing all the things teenagers do – testing the limits, deliberately provoking his parents, avoiding hugs, etc. I call him and he heads the other way – never out of sight, just not responding. We’ll be playing with the bumper and I throw it and he races to it…and right by it to go sniff something else. And then gives me “the paw” when I call him. Five minutes later – coming instantly when called, trotting right by the golf cart, just sweet as can be!
Like any parent of a teenager – I love him. But…sometimes he’s a little hard to like right now.
And then – like any teenager – right before a parent just breaks down and kills him dead….he does something adorable.
This, too, shall pass and I’m betting we make it out the other side more mature and with lots of character. Cuz…what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, yes??
My card for today is another Snow Place family portrait. But this time that devious penguin didn’t make it into the picture! Take a look-see: