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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I must be an old lady...

Last night I had the pleasure of being reminded that I am really quite old!

I was able to have my Young Women's Beehive class over for our class activity. (12 and 13 year olds have WAY more energy then I remember!)

We made Calzones and watched "Sky High" (for those of you who haven't seen it, it is a GEM of a movie, and I highly recommend it! [click here to see a clip] Especially if you're an adult, as the entire soundtrack is remade 80's songs!).

The girls were having a great time, which made me glad. You never know if they're going to be bored out of their minds, and break their necks rolling their eyes- or if they really are going to like it. I guess if it involves food it's almost always a hit.

Halfway through the movie they start piling on top of eachother taking pictures with their phones. Ok, I try to remember when I was that age... yes, I remember being boy crazy... I remember being loud. No one had ever even heard of a "cell phone" when I was 13, though.

The up-tight adult in me wanted to say, "Girls, you're making it really difficult for the rest of us to hear the movie," but then I realized the rest of "us" were just the boring grown-ups, and we don't really count! I had to practice my breathing and smiling- saying through my teeth: it's ok... they're having fun, and that's what's important... texting boys during a YW activity isn't the worst thing in the world.... remember being that age yourself? Actually, I remember convincing my friend's mom to drag State so we could whistle at boys. If we did that now... well, let's just say, we would be mistaken for something other than clean, wholesome young women!

After they all left, I must admit I let out a few sighs of relief. I really had a good time, and they really did seem to enjoy themselves. I would totally do it again, for sure. Just give me some time to take my Geritol and rest my weary bones! Oh, and thank Heaven I'm not still 13!


Jen said...

Oh, I hear you! They are a bundle of energy aren't they! The important thing is that they were having fun doing something other than stirring up trouble. Thanks for letting us bring the chaos into your house.

Andrea said...

When I was 2nd counselor, I had the beehives sleep over. That was one of the worst nights of my life. I wanted to sleep at 11 and they wanted to stay up all night. I wanted to die. I fully understand.