Most times when we ask questions of our teenagers, especially the boys, we’re met with a grunt. Or a shrug of the shoulders.
This time, when we asked if anybody had any suggestions for a vacation destination, our 15 year old son responded, albeit meekly, and with a slight shrug of the shoulders.
“I’d kinda like to go to Colorado.”
I had my heart set on San Antonio. The whole trip had been planned out. Well, in my mind, anyway. We would fly down. Stay in “my” hotel right on the River Walk. We’d travel by foot and public transportation to all the interesting tourist attractions. I’d get a taste of the livability of Texas. It was gonna be good!
But I know better than to argue the response of a typically unresponsive kid. Especially knowing that next year, he may decide to do as his 18 and 19.5 year old brothers are doing this year…. enjoying the freedom of a home with no parents. (What? They’re good kids. I’m fairly certain they won’t budge from the TV/computer/X-box until feeding time…)
My VERY responsive 13 year old daughter had a lot to say, however.
“I don’t want to go all the way to Colorado. whine, whine.”
“Which car will we take. whine, whine.”
“Well, o-o-oka-a-a-y. If I can have the whole back seat…..
……AND if I can buy a portable DVD player……”
Colorado Springs, here we come!