Our trip to London has been wonderful, after the first night we have gotten along famously. But now the volcano has hit! I did not think I would see the tulips bloom, but we are still here and no sign of the airport opening. We were scheduled to leave on 4/19, and now rescheduled for 4/22. [...]
Woke up at 5:oo this morning to catch the train to Paris. One thing teens don’t do well is wake up early. 2.5 hour train ride and we visited Norte Dame , the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower . Had an expensive lunch along the way at a Brasserie. Beautiful city and a good contrast [...]
Camden Town continued — at first I felt horror. But then I said screw it, this is a part of life and it is up to him to cope. We split up for the first time since that horrible night. I enjoyed my time to myself found a fabulous little tea shop. Rested my weary [...]
Today we visited St. Paul’s Cathedral. We climbed to the top of the dome, my sweaty palms told me I did not want to go, but my son gave me the courage. I would not have gone to the top if it weren’t for him. I guess I am really steping outside my comfort zone. [...]
I now feel like we are making better progress. We went to the Tower of London without any mishaps. . bBut I do feel like I have my guard up. I think it will take me some time to get over what happened that evening. It was so scary on many different levels. Now we [...]
London is a beautiful place . Almost story book like but sadly I will have to say our first night was not the best and hopefully it will get better. The only thing I could think of last night is why did I do this and I thought he had grown up. The drinking age [...]
Since the time that promise was made there have been some turbulent times; and at times I have wondered how we were going to get along without killing each other. Since he turned 18 there are a few things that he now has the legal right to do that are very annoying to me, but I cannot do anything about it except enforce our house rules.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of having a Sushi Lunch with my son. It was just the two of us and we sat at the bar, his pick. At first I thought we should sit at a table, but then it occurred to me that it might be better if we did not have to [...]