Okay. I am bleary eyed and tired. My 17 year old and 15 year old went out with the pastor's 21 year old to a late movie. It didn't start till 10...commercials maybe 10:15. It was just shy of a 2 hour movie. I went to bed near midnight expecting them home by 12:45. I awoke at 1:30 and no kids. I was scared. I called his cell. Got voicemail. Left a message and he called in less than 3 minutes. Apologized, said they stood around talking ( they were meeting two other young kids there from our church ) He said he knew he should have called me. I told him I was not happy, get home! Calls me back to say the car won't start and they have to jump it. I can hear the Pastor's son in the background. He is a good kid. The other kid jumps them and now at 1:40 they are on their way home!
Little in the grand scheme of things, still nonetheless... Parenting isn't for cowards. Will I be able to get back to sleep? In a year he will be off to college and what time he gets home every night will be of no awareness or control of mine. But right now it is. The adrenaline is pumping. I won't even try sleeping till they are home. Well, just had to share girls.