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Monday, February 7, 2011

Dear Daughter Of Mine.....


Dear Dear Dear... daughter of Mine...

Although you are a teenager and now know much more than I do... I have to say that no matter how "dumb" I appear to you - I will love you... no matter how many times you snarl... no matter how many times you roll your eyes... no matter how many times you talk back.. I will love you...

I know that you believe that you do not need supervision.. but as I am "dumb" and can not remember this... I will continue to supervise... I will continue to know who your friends are... I will continue to require you to answer your cellphone when I call... I will continue to monitor your computer usage.. I will continue to ask you questions and I will require an answer back... preferably with as few grunts or "I don't knows" as possible...

I am fully aware that you don't need me to keep you on track with school work and grades.. But because I am a slow learner... I will check your grades... I will also get "in your grill" about studying.. I will expect you to give 100% in all that you do in life... anything less is not acceptable...

I know that you think you are too mature for public displays of affection from your mother - but because I love you so very much - you must excuse my over the top enthusiasm when I give you a hug.. or a smile... or heavens forbid.. I might even talk to you (in front of your friends)... I am proud of you and sometimes it just has to come out....

I know you like to pretend that what I say or think does not matter and I will continue to play this game with you... But thankfully I do know.... the secret you try to hide behind your teenage facade.... You know how I know???? Because I was once you... and now....

I've Become My Mother........

8 comments:

  1. I love how teens always act like their parents were born as adults and never did the "teen thing."

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  2. I HATED that stage with my daughter. When she hit her Senior year though, she came to back to me and we've been sooooo close ever since.

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  3. Isn't it crazy how every single teenager goes through that phase and each one thinks they're the only one?

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  4. Oh yes...I remember my daughter acting that way and I remember doing it myself! Thanks goodness it passes!

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  5. It is a hard stage to get through with your child. It does get better. For me and my sons, it wasn't until they turned +21....

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  6. I totally remember when i was in this phase. She'll come around, dont worry!

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  7. I tell both my kids all the time that while they have "all" the answers they should write them down. Because in a few years they will have all the questions and amnesia will set in and they will forget all those answers.
    These teenage years have not been fun at all. I am ready to use the fast forward button just to get through them.

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  8. Been where you are 2 times!! As you know she will come around when she gets a few years older. Keep doing what you are doing!! You are doing an awesome job!

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