GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
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"It'll be horrible!" they said.
"You are so brave to do it!" they said.
"Girls are so much easier!" they said.
"It's going to be insane!" they said.
"You will get no sleep whatsoever; not a wink!" Okay, they got me on that one.
It's true, when my friends and family members heard that I'd offered ours as the host house for the annual boys swim/dive team poker night sleepover, they looked at me like I had worms crawling out of my skull.
My resemblance to Medusa not withstanding, I scoffed at them. #hmpf
Even though hosting 16 teenage boys for an evening of eating homemade mac & cheese and cocktail meatballs and pizzas and crackers and pretzels and chips and salsa and fruits and veggies and oh, I don't know, about 4 million cookies and brownies before they play games (card and video) and watch movies and entertain the gals who pop in intermittently ---all before rounding them up early the next day to ship them off to their annual, ritualistic blonde hair dye party--- did I mention this was all taking place after an out-of-town swim meet? Well, anyway, it's not for wimps, Capsice?
You have to love feeding people. CHECK.
You have to be able to relate to teenage boys. CHECK.
You gotta be cool to function on very little sleep. Um, hello? CHECK.
You have to love your kid more than life itself. CHECK, CHECK, CHECK.
Indeed, that nay-saying, warning and trying to scare me was all for not. Know why? These kids are phenomenal. Every last one of them. Loud? Sure. Silly? Hex yeah; that's why we get along so well. Boisterous? Um, there's a reason the word begins with "boy," ya dig?
All I can say is, this group of gentlemen couldn't have been more polite, well-behaved, neat, sweet or lovely to me. And I mean that, from the bottom of my heart. You can crash our crib anytime, BHS Swim/Dive Boys - Mama K loves you all!
Just maybe a TEENY, TINY bit of sleep next time, yes? #boysrule
PS 89:20, 21-22, 25-26 R. (25a) My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him. Once you spoke in a vision, and to your faithful ones you said: “On a champion I have placed a crown; over the people I have set a youth.” “I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him, That my hand may be always with him, and that my arm may make him strong.” “My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him, and through my name shall his horn be exalted. I will set his hand upon the sea, his right hand upon the rivers.” Alleluia SEE 2 TM 1:10 Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life to light through the Gospel. Mk 3:22-30 The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus, "He is possessed by Beelzebul," and "By the prince of demons he drives out demons." Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, "How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand...Amen, I say to you, all sins and all blasphemies that people utter will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an everlasting sin." For they had said, "He has an unclean spirit."