We all know the way to a teenagers heart is through their bellies, so we went to lunch.
First, Mary Kate and I went to Panera.
Afterwards, since we both like to window shop, we went to Home Goods....
.....where we saw a chair dressed like the one she made back here.
A few days later it was Billy's turn for a half day. He loves one-on-one time with me. (add sarcasm) But he does love burgers, so it didn't take much convincing.
We checked out Jake's Wayback Burger. We had never been there before. Not sure we'll be making our wayback there, though. It tasted like Wendy's but 5x the price!
There was no window shopping with him. (believe me, I tried) He preferred a little weekday Xbox time.
It's funny how once your child turns into a teenager you start counting backwards from 18. I keep thinking of the amount of time left before they start college. It's flying by so quickly and I'm treasuring this time before our family dynamic will change. However, I never miss an opportunity to remind them about the many good colleges within commuting distance from our house.