The things teenagers say
My daughter, Beana (nickname for Gianina) , has discovered my essential oils and scent combinations. She likes the less chemical smell and the musky aromas of amber and sandlewood. So on a recent grocery run to the local health food store, she found a scent she "knew" I'd like and "bought it" for me. Of course....Papa was paying for the grocery bill. The bottle of Vanilla Amber happened to make it's way into the cart along with everything else. None the less I appreciated the thought, and she was right. I do like the scent. So does she.
Now it's become a regular part of our routine to share my oils, which I don't mind at all. I love that we have this relationship and she wants to share things with me. She winds her way into my room most mornings.
"Mama, can I put on some oil?"
This morning she was running a bit late. I'm on "drive them to school" duty on Wednesdays, so I was headed out the door for the car. She was headed toward my room to put on Vanilla Amber, but the door was shut, which meant Papa was in the room, possibly dressing. They know better than to just bust in.
"Mama, can you go into your room to get the oil? Papa's in the room and the door is shut."
"Yes," I said, and headed toward the room.
Our master bathroom is off our bedroom. I entered the bedroom and the bathroom door was closed, which could mean Scott, my husband, was in the beginning, middle or end of could be anything!
I knocked and asked, "Are you sitting?"
"Yeeeeeeeeeees," was the response.
Well, I'm not interrupting THAT!
"Okay, never mind. Bye!" I left the room and started heading out to the car.
"Sorry Beana, Papa's in the bathroom 'sitting'."
Her response: "What, and that stops you?" She was totally serious.
"Yes that stops me! "
"Why?" Again, totally serious.
"BECAUSE HE LIKES HIS PRIVACY WHEN HE'S TRYING TO USE THE BATHROOM!"
What is it with teenagers? Just because they now know their parents actually have seen each other naked does NOT mean that we share other personal intimate moments, especially those that require a modicum of privacy ! They're so funny! You have to cherish these exchanges.
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