This has been one the conversations around here lately....
Big J - Mom how much does car insurance cost?
Me - Depends on the kind of car, your grades and some other stuff.
Big J - K....(pondering)
Big J - Mom? How much does a 2 bedroom appartment cost per month?
Me - You moving out????
Big J - No, just making some plans for when I turn 18.
Me - Okay. Well um...ummmm. I guess apartments are running about 1100 a month (crazy I know) and don't forget the utilities and food and gas and spending money and insurance and laundry and food again, because you eat a lot.
Big J - K...cool!
Me - You know you could come home and do laundry and eat when you want to. Or you could just stay home....like forever.
Big J - I know! But , well me and some friends are going to get an apartment when we graduate from high school and we're planning it out now.
Me - Ooookay. I'm not sure I'm ready for this yet but..well it's good to have a plan. But ummmmm what if you all go to college in different states??
Big J - Yeah. We thought about that. We'll see. Maybe we'll all just stay here and work.
Me - Ummmmm. Okay. Let's reevaluate this in a few years okay...but hey keep planning!
Oh boy there are some serious changes happening in this teenage boy of ours. And yesterday I realized that in about 6 months I'll have my own personal chauffeur! Oh help me now!