Remember when the teenagers we have were young, and sweet and precious? The biggest issues we dealt with were feedings, napping and crying? And remember when the siblings loved each other??
Then it seemed like overnight, they grew up, they are learning to do things themselves, making their own decisions. A parent's job is to guide them as they grow, giving them the freedom and responsibility they need to be responsible adults. Parenting teenagers, I am learning, is tough! And we are learning a lot! High school, jobs, driving open up a whole new world of experiences for the teen and the family. This week we got a new taste of teenage experience - our first fender bender:
This is the other parties car:
This is our damage, very minimal, the other party clearly got the worst of the damage, unfortunately, the fault lies with us... so we consider this a (expensive!) learning experience.