July 19, 2011

Do They Need Me?

I have had so many things run through my head that I want to blog about, but alas I've had no time to do it.  Yesterday I spent over 6 hours in the car.  I drove my 14 yr old and his buddy to EFY in Virginia, had lunch with them and then drove home.  I listened to an entire book on tape (Al Capone does my shirts- I recommend it!), chewed a whole pack of gum (yes my jaw is sore today), worried about the kids left at home without me, nearly got into an accident and then worried all the more for the rest of the drive home.  What would my family do if I died in a car crash? Strangely T had the same thoughts at work yesterday.  "What if she were in a fatal car accident?"  Thank goodness I made it home safe but cranky.  I don't really like driving that much in one day by myself.  I certainly hope Middle Boy has a lot of spiritual experiences at EFY to make it all worth it.  Buena Vista is the town he is in.  It is a pretty small town.  Dropping them off at their dorm room where they will be spending an entire week brought back a lot of memories of when my parents dropped me in a similar dorm in a similar small Colorado town many years ago.  Then they took me to lunch just as I did with my son.  Middle Boy wondered aloud about his potential room mates.  He is with his friend but there are also two more boys in his room with him.  I was glad to have a chance to speak to him last night and find out that they were nice.

Upon returning I expected to find that the house had been turned upside down.  I thought probably nothing much happened outside of video games and movies, but that wasn't the case.  I have been hearing tales of sprinklers and squirt gun fights in the back yard, painting, dog walking, swim team practice,  & dishes done (sorta).  Maybe they don't need a mom as much as I thought...

Ah yes, there is fighting going on in the next room.  I believe I am needed after all : )

*ps to this post... Middle Boy has been home for 4 days and reports that he LOVED EFY.  When I asked what he loved the most he said that he loved meeting new people, the testimony meeting and the medley they sang as a group.... I was stunned and asked my husband later on the phone where the real Middle Boy was.  "medley singing" isn't a usual favorite of his...

6 comments:

Eileen said...

Madeline recently got back from EFY and said, "No offense, but this was the best week of my life." So, in other words, whatever we'd tried to do in nearly 15 years, it all pales in comparison.

Shana said...

Don't know what EFY is but I am sure it is good.
Glad your house wasn't turned upside down on your return!!!

Kelly said...

EFY stands for Especially For Youth and it's a week long spiritually uplifting camp for kids 14-17. It's a good chance for young teens to build their testimonies and meet other LDS youth.

Shana said...

Thanks Kelly. I did google it!

M-Cat said...

EFY was the best thing my boys ever did. At least the two that went.

And even when your kids are grown and gone, they will still need you!

Teachinfourth said...

A mother's work is never truly done, is it?