While driving up to our house yesterday, I noticed that we had a visitor. It appeared to be an adolescent male. He was lying in the shade of our home, and he seemed to have made himself very comfortable on our lawn.
Visitors like this one come by quite frequently - alone, in pairs, or sometimes as a whole family unit. They sometimes eat things they shouldn't, but I rarely ask them to leave. I chatted from the car with this one for a while, and he seemed to be listening. Unfortunately, I doubt he understood the part about leaving the bushes and flowers alone.
Deer visitors can sometimes be a little pesky. The human teenagers who visit us, however, have always been good guests.
My husband and I have always wanted our kid's friends to feel welcome in our home. We enjoy their visits, as they usually chat with us a while. It is a nice way to get to know them all
a little better.
|Saturday Spotlight #28|
Teenagers can empty a fridge and pantry just as quickly as a deer can strip the leaves off all the bushes around my house. While I do begrudge the deer my garden produce, my kids and their friends are welcome to “graze” as much as they want.
If teenagers will be dropping in, be sure you have plenty of food on hand. Otherwise, they may not stay very long!
What are your ideas of how to make a home a fun (safe) place for teenagers?
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