I started doing this weekly Flashback Friday series a while back and it never stuck. Perhaps it was because life has been so up and down for the last few years that I couldn’t keep a routine.
I’m back and life is pretty stable. Everything’s going well, and while life will always have challenges, I’m feeling pretty confident about the future.
With all that being said, I wanted to do a little Flashback Friday post. This is where I share all of the oddities, fun, and confusion that’s happened this week in the Brandy Ellen household.
I have this new routine where I watch a show or movie with my youngest child (he’s 11) every night before bed. We start at 8 pm sharp, even if he doesn’t understand what that means.
Well, he picks the show or movie. For one week straight, I was eyes deep into the Sharknado movies. I lost brain cells. I pried my eyes open with a toothpick. I learned there isn’t 1 or 2, but SIX Sharknado movies.
This kid LOVES those movies, seriously. I don’t get it.
So we have two teenagers in the house. One is 17 and the other is 13 with a third up and coming teen who’s 11 at this moment. I honestly had no idea the heartstrings that get tugged when your child is about to be an adult.
My oldest will graduate this year and turn 18. It’s all a double bang to the heart. During this stage, we’re pushing and pulling away from each other all the while still enjoying our weekly hangout session.
Our 13-year-old son is being a very typical teen boy, which is rough some days. The eye rolls. The chatting with his friends, and the needs that are actually wants, yeah all of that.
There was this one night when my oldest asked if I liked almonds. She then handed me a Chips Ahoy! cookie. It didn’t have almonds in it. I’m still very confused about how that all went down.
Thankfully I’ve developed a decent sense of humor and most days I can handle these two teenagers with ease.
How many of you out there have to pay for heating oil? *raises my hand* We have to pay for about 100 gallons of heating oil every 20 days to keep this bad boy house at about 68 degrees.
That translates to about $300 every 20 days just to keep warm. It doesn’t sound like a lot to some, but it’s killing us! We have figured out a budget and we get it done, but man, I’m ready for spring!
It’s really crazy how much the heating season can cost a family, and yet it’s a necessity to keep our family warm.
I suppose that’s all I have for now. This week was rather lame in some ways. Nothing super funny or exciting. We all are taking turns with some sort of sickness, that currently has us with Rudolph looking noses, but it’s all good.
We’re together. We’re warm. We have a home and food.