What I am struggling with the most right now is the fact that since my sixteen year old has a very active social life, I am having to drive her around quite a bit, dropping her there, picking her up there, in addition to all of her babysitting jobs. Combined with all the driving I do for the other three, I am in the car sometimes five to six hours a day, really, not exaggerating at all. I am growing very weary of never getting more than an hour at a time at my house to do the things I needs to do. So when Elizabeth gets her drivers license in December, I am hoping we can scrape up the funds to buy her a used car. My life would be so much easier with her transportation needs out of the way!
Caroline was found to have been telling very tall tales to some new friends, to try to get them to like her more. These were so far fetched that I am having difficulty believing that these new friends would believe them anyway. She admitted she was just trying to impress them, but we told her this is not the way to do it. She is so desperate for friends she will tell them just about anything to get attention. Great. I feel so heartbroken for her.
We don't know if we are moving out of the area yet. Elizabeth and Caroline would really love to leave and go somewhere far from here. Near horses. We have lots of horses here, but a change of environment would be very nice for Caroline especially. Colorado is in the talks, as well as Texas, but we shall see where the best job offer lands us. Could be right here, but I think I am ready for change too. I grew up moving every few years as a military brat, and we have lived here for 17 years. We have loved many aspects of living in south eastern Virginia, but there are so many other places we need to explore!