Thursday, January 20, 2011

Love at Home

I have three teenagers. Need I say more? ha.

My husband and I *were* looking forward to a happy family day Monday since there was no school for them, and no work for him, but teenage hormones reared their pesky little heads and threatened to destroy our *happy* "Love at Home" kind of day.

Two choices as a parent: 1) yell at the kids and make them storm to their rooms 2) love them and make them laugh

While we are NOT perfect (ha, choke), we do our best to choose the 2nd option. Sometimes we even start by singing their least favorite song (I wonder how they'll remember it in thirty years?): Love at Home written by John Hugh McNaughton.

Some of my favorite words from the song:
"...There is joy in every sound, when there's love at home. Peace and plenty here abide, smiling sweet on every side...when there's love at home..."

Click here to view the full text and music via a really cool interactive music player.

Do you have teenagers? What strategies do you employ to fight those pesky hormones get along joyfully?


  1. Fun post - No teenagers here but we do have two five year old female cats (sisters) who can be complete deliquents!

  2. If your family is 'perfect', you've done something very wrong. Without flaws, there would be no character. Right? :)