It has been an adjustment getting used to the ruckus and disruption after the reentry program of a teenager. Goodbye, Peaceful Summer.
I missed my Bug. I miss my quiet time as well.
The biggest class in the Reentry Program is "Mom Space." It's one of the general requirements. However, it isn't being absorbed by the student, so remedial training has started.
My bedroom is on the upper northeast side of the house with a huge walk in closet. It is my sanctuary. It is the no-dog and no-teenager zone. None of them obey the rules. NONE! It Is wearing on my nerves.
It is my job on a 24/7 mission to ingrain in the minds of young recruits why we have sanctuaries and why we must respect private time.
As the sun was just peeking in my windows, I was enjoying my morning and just about to fall asleep when the door burst open and Bug and Moose jumped on my bed. Their funny jester was interrupted by Bug's awareness...
BUG: Mom! Are you naked under those sheets?
ME: Duh. I like to sleep naked.
BUG: MOM! That is SOOO GROSS! Oh my gosh. I am traumatized for life.
ME: Uh. It's my room. I can sleep naked if I want to. Besides, silky sheets, naked...it's AWESOME!
BUG: No! NO! NOOO! Moose and I are going to be ruined. Come on Moose! Let's go. Ick. I can't believe my mother would do this to me.
ME: My room. My rules. You should knock. Besides it's been hot.
BUG: I was trying to be funny.
ME: Foiled again.
BUG: I am going to be grossed out for the rest of my life.
ME: Yes. And you know what is better than sleeping in silky sheets naked?
BUG: What, Mom?!?
ME: Naked skin touching naked skin. Go find me a hot man to go in here.
BUG: Uh. MOM! GROSS! YOU can't SAY THAT!
ME: Too late.
BUG: Nasty. Just nasty. I don't think it's funny.
ME: Want a hug?
And so...she and Moose ran screaming out of my bedroom.
So goeth the first lesson.