My boy is 15!
It hardly seems possible. I will confess to liking parenting a teen more than I liked parenting a kid. I loved parenting a baby and I enjoyed parenting a preschool. Maxwell was such a lovely, lovely preschooler. Having a teen, has been pretty good so far, with the exception of all the dangerous stuff... bigger and badder stuff can happen to a teenager, than a toddler. Aside from drowning in the mop bucket, and that type of freak things, little children are pretty much in your control. This teen is out of my control a good deal of the time. I like to let him be. I let him go to shows, I let him ride the bus. I let him be unsupervised a lot, because I know that he is smart and capable. I know that is risk adverse, just like his mama. We talk often and frankly and we care about each other. I think all of that helps. I hope so at least.