people of various sizes

so my POVS come over, one-by-one, for a visit

The Teen walks in and says: "it feels far more like home with all your things in it", after gazing about in quite an interested fashion, he smiles at me; we have a discussion about "belongings" versus "clutter", "homes" versus "houses" versus "hotels", personal freedom, liberty in general and the Geneva Convention. . .

The Teen will be fifteen in four weeks (he leaves soon after I feed him and give him some holiday pocket money)

:-)


Middle One walks in and says: "I love you, mum", he gives me a kiss on the cheek and then plugs himself into the xBox. . .

Middle One is twelve-and-a-half (he has stayed for two days so far; last night he actually turned off the dratted machine and suggested we watch a movie; we decided on The Belleville Rendezvous, which I can thoroughly recommend if you appreciate superlative animation, great music, and have an ear for the most beautiful tongue in the world - if you don't, it comes with sub-titles; he is currently still fast asleep)

:-)


Mini-Teen walks in and says: "I'm hot, tired and thirsty!", tosses her top on the floor, kicks off her shoes, goes to the freezer to find some ice, fills a glass with tap water (bottled water has a very environmentally unfriendly and personal kudos damaging carbon-footprint, apparently) and has a drink; she then gives me a huge bearcub-like hug and starts talking. . .

Mini-Teen (formerly known as Smallest Person) is ten (but will be eleven in two weeks) (no, there is no list, she only wants cash, thank you very much) (she didn't stop hugging and talking until she left a few hours later to go to the cinema with three of her friends)

:-)

10 comments:

Dave said...

My ears are always ready for some beautiful tongue.

I, like the view said...

then I just hope you are more proficient with the use of cotton-buds than the boys/men I have become familiar with in my two score years and four. . .

. . .otherwise you might have difficulty hearing the sweet nothings being whispered in your direction

;-)

Dave said...

Cleanliness, you know, is next to godliness. So I should be OK then.

Steg said...

A teenager leaving shortly after giving some money? Who'd have thought it!

I, like the view said...

dave your use of the word "should" suggests a small margin of error or doubt. . .

you will be ok

X

steg yeah, I know - amazing, eh (he only came over to eat because I cooked cheeseburgers)(it's like sending out a line and slowly reeling it in)

;-)

when I hit 13, the pocket money dried up and I had to start earning my keep. . .

. . .the youth of today, huh, don't know they're born

:-)

(hey: he smiled at me!!)

Rimshot said...

:-D

Mel said...

Yup.
Typical kiddos!

:-)

This is a good thing.
Says a lot about the parents who fetched 'em up.

ziggi said...

I'm exhausted just reading about them!

moreidlethoughts said...

If the kids I know are any yardstick yours seem to be a click above average.

katherine. said...

what a typical tribe....I miss those years just a bit...