My son is "special". Actually I think my son may be a typical teenage boy. Clueless. But he is learning. I think one of the hardest parts of parenting this age is watching them run toward disaster and realizing the only thing you can do is stand by them and help clean up the mess when it is over. That is certainly what I thought I would be doing at this point but somehow no matter how big a disaster it seems like it is going to be Jake always lands on his feet and comes out smelling like a rose. I usually find this trait a little annoying in people but since he is my son it seems a little less annoying on him.
So we are on to new adventures. Jade only lives a few blocks from our house and can already drive. This is turning into a new experience for us as they have already gone on several friend dates where she picked him up and we didn't have to coordinate our schedules to accomodate his. How long this new relationship will last and what new adventures it will take all of us on I do not know but it certainly will not be boring.
OH and I learned a new phrase for all of you trying to keep up with teen lingo. FBO stands for "facebook official". Although Jake and Jade decided to be "in a relationship" on Tuesday they were not FBO until Wednesday night after Jake had talked to the other girl. I guess now after this post it is also MBO, mom's blog official. ha ha. OK those are the kind of lame things I say to Jake and his friends to solidify my status as old foggy.