Friday, August 24, 2012

Oh, The Drama

You may notice that I seldom write about my kids, especially my older daughter.  She is twelve and proficient on the Internet, and so are her friends, so I am careful to preserve her dignity at all costs.

With that...


I'd love to pour it all out.

Any of you have a tween in the house?

This photo makes my face look squooshed.

This girl is amazing in so many ways.  As she matures, we can talk about books that I like to read (she's a voracious reader, so it's hard for her old mamma to keep up).  She likes clothing styles that I could only dream of wearing when I was young.  She can babysit her little brother.  Make intelligent observations at an art exhibit.  Criticize the harsh comments made by Heidi Klum and the other judges of Project Runway instead of criticizing the designs.  Clean the kitty litter.  Run to the store for a red bell pepper.  Tuck her brother into bed.

Oh the things a twelve-year-old can do.

I'm going to stop here, and keep it positive.

PS:  I am especially grateful for the Zoloft that kept me from screaming bloody murder and dragging her off to her room by her pony tail.  Whew.  Glad I got that off my chest.

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading your blog for a while and really enjoying your food pics, your exercise endevours and your recommendations, I also read Mara's blog because of you and you also directed me to Andie's blog, the girl who lost 135 lbs :)

    It makes me smile that I really want a child but I know that once that child reaches adolescence it will hate me at times and scream at me as I have screamed at my own mother.

    Isn't it ironic, the life you bring to the world, carry, await it's arrival with anticipation, nurture, feed, clothe, love, cherish, protect etc can have such strong negative feelings towards you sometimes, it's all hormones probably but it takes the patience of a saint not to react to that!

    Thanks for inspiring me to eat well and exercise, I'm not quite where I want to be but blogs like this will set me on the right path I'm sure!