This morning, Angel #4 and I went through a couple more parade homes. There are some really big houses out there. I don't think I'd want a house that big anymore, now that the kids are starting to move out on their own. Once #2 goes off to college, we'll be down to only 2 kids in the house. Not only would I not want a house that size, I really don't feel the need to have an indoor basketball court or a huge home theater system in my house like we saw today either. I'm a less is more kind of person, I guess. But, it is neat to see those kinds of houses, even if you have no plans to ever live in one of them.
After going through the houses, I dropped #4 off at her very first babysitting job. She was pretty excited to join the employment world, though more than a little nervous. Fortunately, the little boy she's sitting is almost 3 and potty trained, which head up her list of worries, since she's never changed a diaper before. She's a conscientious, enthusiastic kid though, and I'm sure she'll do fine and handle any problem that may come her way.
I got a call from Angel #1 today. He spent the last week shooting machine guns and grenade launchers, so it sounds like he was having a good time. There's nothing boys like more than to blow stuff up. He said he's enjoying this second phase of the military much better than boot camp. He graduates this 2nd phase in a week and a half, then he's off to North Carolina for new adventures.