The Teenager spent this past weekend in Aspen, watching The X Games with her friends. Her absence gave me a glimpse into my future with Hugh and the Man-Cub and, I have to admit; I'm afraid I am going to miss the estrogen when she is away at college for months on end.
I'll survive, of course, but, not without a bunch of complaining.
While she was standing in the freezing cold, watching professional snowboarders do their thing, I was basking in the warm glow of testosterone, first at the Man-Cub's basketball games and then at the late showing of Lone Survivor.
For the record, I managed not to cry during the movie. I was as surprised by that turn of events as anyone.
I also managed not to cry at the Man-Cub's basketball games, although, I certainly felt like it at times. The boys played their hearts out, but, with only one player on the bench (several of the other boys had been pulled up to play in the JV game that was taking place at the same time), and, with both the Man-Cub and one of his friends being sick with colds; the team energy was seriously lacking.
In fact, at one point, I was relatively certain that both the Cub and his friend were going to pass out; they were each so pale and spaced-out looking. Luckily, that didn't happen, but, once the second game was over and we got on the road for home, it didn't take long for the Cub to fall asleep in the car.
Then, Sunday morning, the Cub slept in past noon, which is unheard of for him. He appeared to feel worlds better upon waking, however, so I considered it a positive thing.
Speaking of positives; today, The Teenager is back under my roof, and hormonal balance has been restored in my home.
I did ok while she was gone. And, I know that, when the time comes; I am going to enjoy the adventures that living with two dudes can bring, but, for now, I'm going to enjoy having my family together and whole while I still can.
So, all in all, the test drive went well. I'm just not ready to buy the car quite yet.