I don't know about you but when was a kid several of us girls loaded up in the car and scooped the loop downtown. We would occasionally stop at one of the local drive-through's for tacos or burgers and go back to driving around. There were a couple of years that found us piling many kids into a car for carload night at the local drive-in to watch the movies on the weekend. I remember most of those times like they were yesterday. Fast forward my teenage years are gone. I am a responsible parent of two, yes two teenagers that are looking for things to do on the weekends. That brings me to how things have changed. In years past we called on the phone to make plans with friends and now days texting is the mode of communication. Even when my kids are dating someone they rarely talk on the phone and instead send text information. My daughter and her friends meet at the theater to watch a movie, one of several offered each night. My son, on the other hand, has found bonfires a great place to gather with friends. They rotate who brings what snacks, beverages and the exact location of the event. The last couple of years our oldest has lamented upon the senior's graduation how will the ones left behind continue on and have fun. Well we have arrived at my son's senior year in high school and just like last year he is inviting some of the younger classmen to the next bonfire. As his mom I again have asked what is his share to contribute- water bottles? hotdogs and buns? or chips and cookies? He assures me by the weekend I will have a list. I again look forward to the bonfire season as my kids are making memories that will last a lifetime.
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