Son R and daughter L – just a grade apart – each had a couple of friends over last night. The group talked (and laughed) all throught he night, just 5 teens sitting in our living room chatting about who-knows-what and occassionally howling with laughter. This morning, all of them are crashed in the livinr room. Really, I love having teens. There is a lot of energy and you never know who is going to show at the house, and honestly there isn’t much for me to do (just a few years ago a “sleep over” was a lot of work for me 🙂 ). I love these days, and will miss them as much as I miss the school-age days whent they have passed.