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Empty Nest No More

So after two years, our empty nest is full. Or somewhat full. Or as full as a 17-yr-old niece can make it.
ON (Oldest Niece), as she chose to be called here, is now a Rider Raider. It’s been quite the last 10 days to say the least.
Today ON got a taste of Auntie’s kind of parenting.
There’s a boy…
Geez, it’s been a long time since I’ve worried about boys. DD is nearly 22. I can worry all day long, but she’s going to do what she’s going to do. So a year ago I quit worrying about her boy and switched to prayer alone.
ON’s another story.
I “encouraged” ON and the boy to hang out in the newsroom this morning before school. I think he thought he was getting away without the interrogation. I waited until 5 minutes before the bell just so I could watch him. And then I asked him to come talk to me for a few minutes. ON groaned. It was hilarious.
I have no idea if the boy is interested in talking to ON outside of school or not. If he is, he gets to run the Uncle Gauntlet. DH gets people right away. He’s always right. I made sure ON knows the boy will have to meet Uncle.

If you’re a praying person, prayers are greatly appreciated for us and ON. If you’re not, positive thoughts work, too!

I plan on blogging more regularly again now that things seem to be settled.