Snapshot: urchin-love

This picture tells you everything you need to know about my three urchins:

1. Two of them are nuttier than a bowl of nuts, while the girl in charge suffers through their hi-jinks. A variation of this exact pose happens every single day.

2. The tall boy wears a t-shirt that says, "SARCASM -- just one of my many skills." He is not being sarcastic.

3. The sunny girl is really the tall boy on training wheels -- and look out world, because the training wheels are about to come off!

4. We will all miss the tall boy when he leaves for college next week -- even if some of us will miss him secretly, and some of us are already making plans to paint his room orange so it matches our bed linens.

5. I am the luckiest mom because my three teenagers like to go out in public with me -- even if it means I will take their picture.