Tyler has been told that when daddy isn't home he is the man of the house. He takes his duties very seriously and couldn't wait until Ashley & Brandi would have friends over when daddy wasn't home so that he could exercise his authority! He was going to be darn sure everybody was behaving themselves while he was on duty.
So Saturday night they had some friends over just to hang out, play some basketball, do a little mud wrestling...(ASHLEY & HARLEY! - such ladies that they are:) and have a bonfire.
Suddenly about 7 Tyler comes flying into the house in a panic..."MOM MOM ASHLEY'S BOYFRIEND IS HERE!!!" He turned around and ran right back outside as quickly as he had come in. A little later I look out the window and see him crawling on the ground beside the truck looking underneath at Ashley & her friends playing football on the front yard. Pretty soon he got up and dashed at a crouched run to the trailer where he promptly hit his knees again and was peering underneath that. Shortly after that he came flying back into the house and fell to his tummy and army crawled his way to the living room window. Then he carefully raised himself up inch by inch to peer above the window sill. So finally I asked him, "Tyler what exactly do you think you're doing?"
"I'm spying mom. I gotta be REEEEEAAL careful that they don't see me"
"so, are you seeing anything exciting?"
"well..... me and Colton can still be best buddies and everything but I just need to make sure he's not going to try kissing and dating on my sister!"
Yep, his father has trained him well:)
A little later I found him in Brandi's room with a pair of dark sunglasses on peering out between her window blinds.
The great thing for me, and bad thing for Ashley, about having all these younger siblings around.......No co-ed party could be more closely supervised!! I can sit on my butt and read a book and be very secure in the knowledge that none of those pesky boys are going to be doing anything they shouldn't be! Between Tyler's spy tactics and Kendra's outright staring and following their every step I am promptly informed of every little detail.
Maybe I should start renting those two out to other parents who want their teens to have highly supervised parties!