Things my 15 year old has (really!) said recentlyTo me: "I know I haven't always been appreciative enough, but I want you and dad to know how thankful I am that you both put so much effort into seeing we're clothed, fed, educated, warm, and secure".
To me: "I don't think I'm moving through culinary arts fast enough. I think I need to be doing at least another lesson a week.@
To sister, after she complained about our rigourous home education: "I haven't always felt this way, but I now see that Mom is doing the right thing by giving us such a good education. We're going to be a great advantage in college and in the work world because Mom gave us such a great start."
To little brother "I hope you can forgive me for anytime I've ever said something mean to you. You're a great little brother and I love you."
That's just this week. I have such an awesome kid.