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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Flashback: Bad Habits

Summer has found me establishing some really bad habits.  I used to have my girls across town for school at 8 a.m. (well, by 8:15 at least).  I now only have to drop them at camp by 9 a.m., and it's literally across the street from my house.  But I've taken sleeping in to a whole new level.  In fact, when I drop the kiddos of at camp carpool, I haven't even showered yet.


I come home after carpool, get ready, and don't find myself rolling into work until 10.  Thank God I'm part time at a flexible job, right?  Somewhere in the back of mind, I know I'm going to seriously pay for this when school starts again in August.  Cause it's not just the sleeping later, it's the corresponding staying up later.  My whole sleep cycle seems to be shifting, much like... being a teenager again.

Aww... the sweet bliss of sleeping until noon or 1 p.m. on the weekends.  Remember that?  Staying up till all hours of the night talking to your BFF, or boyfriend, or sneaking out from your flute-girl slumber party to tee-pee another kid's house?  (I'm guessing that last one was just me.)  Our sleep cycles were totally whacked and we loved it, or just didn't care.

And another bad habit of my teen years? Being a total, freaking slob.  My mom finally gave up and just made me keep my door closed.  She couldn't stand to look at my mess.  (See what happens to you OCD-cleaning parents - you get a kid like me.)  The floor was literally covered in clothes, with one half of the room being clean clothes, and the other being dirty, and the bed serving as the dividing line. *shivers*

I think the biggest bad habit of teens these days has to be texting, particularly while driving.  And boy, those teens sure are careless.  I would never do such a thing.  Unless I'm at a red light.  Or waiting in the carpool line.  Or... (No - I haven't been watching Oprah.  So sue me.)

So, those were/are my teen-like bad habits.  What bad habits did you have as a teen?  What ones drive you nuts today?


salarsenッ said...

Oh, I am so going to pay for this, too, when school restarts. It's hard, though, with the kiddos running around.

Bad teen habit: I'm a nibbler. Yup. My dad always said there was a mouse in the house. I'd take only a bit of a cookie or a sliver off a piece of cheese. (Truth be known, I still do that.)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

you won harlequin teen books on my blog - did you ever send me your address?

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