Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I'd call you but I don't have a cell phone...

We've been pretty busy this past week getting the kids ready for their summer in Chicago with Grandma & Grandpa. We of course had to clean (anytime Grandma is coming, it's time to clean the house!) and then wash and pack enough clothes to last Kobe and Tehani through the summer.

They just left this morning at 5am for their flight. The good thing about "going to Chicago" is that we can at least talk to the kids on a daily basis as opposed to when they have spent summers in Tahiti and we only call them every Sunday ($30 for a10 minute phone call is way too much--no matter how much I miss my kids!)

Anyway, as I was fixing Tehani's hair this morning (she is fond of her center part but but needed help to make sure "the line" is straight) I reminded her that she can call me anytime while they are gone. Her reply shows that Norm and I are in for many more years of fun with our teenager-in-training:

Tearful Mom (aka Me):"Now make sure you call me. If its during the day, you can call me at my desk..."

Tehani: "I can't call you."

Tearful Mom: "What do you mean you can't call me?"

Tehani: " Well if SOMEONE would buy me a cell phone I could call..."

Apparently, my six year old believes she needs a cell phone. And this isn't the first time she has expressed this opinion. As I said earlier, I am sure the teenage years are going to be oodles of fun! I explained to Tehani that she can borrow Grandma or Grandpa's cell phone or that she could always do like we did in the olden days and use a land line.

I'm sure she'll be too busy having fun in Chicago but I'll be waiting by the phone just in case.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Am I the only one without a blog?

I just realized that I am the only person I know that doesn't have a blog. I kept saying that I was going to start one but never got to it until today. My sister Cynthia just sent me a link to HER blog and that was all I needed to kick my butt--or fingers--into gear. (Sibling rivalry wins again!) So here is my attempt to keep friends, family, and the rest of cyberspace up to date on what is going on at the Tevaga Household.

Today was the last day of school for Kobe and Tehani. They were sad and excited (mostly sad, which I guess is a good thing) that school is done until the fall. The only reason they are even excited is because summer vacation means they will be leaving soon to spend the next three months in Chicago with "Grandma and Grandpa." It has kind of become a ritual that the kids spend their summers with my mom--sometimes in Tahiti, sometimes in Chicago. If we don't pay attention, there's no telling where they might end up.

At least I know that now they can keep up to date with whats going on while they are gone--they can read my blog...