Thursday, May 27, 2010

A little girl who grows up to be a friend

[Mommy's turn on the soapbox today...]

Visitors to the blog will be forgiven, if they do not realize I also have another teenage daughter, Janelle. You were once my most willing model, but now you shoo me away as if I were the paparazzi. One moment, you're my number fan; the next, you're my harshest critic. Schizophrenic? No, you're just being a teenager. I've been through that phase too...
Don't think that I have forgotten about you, even though your little sister takes up almost all my attention, energy and time. I understand that you need your own space and freedom. Often you may be frustrated with some of our decisions, but as a family, there are some things we simply need to do together.
The other day I practically dragged you kicking and screaming to the salon. Soon, your scowls and grumbles subsided and in no time, we were chatting and giggling at funny hairstyles on the magazine pages.
You love to text, whether on the computer or using your phone. You can always drop me an SMS; I'll try to understand the meaning of your message, even if I have to Google every other acronym you use ;-P

I'll always be there for you. If you don't want me to nag, feel free to approach me as a friend who can share your troubles and sadness, or if you just need a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on sometimes...


the long road

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17 comments:

Tezzie said...

What a lovely post...I can only hope that I can be as good of a mom as you are, once my Munchkin reaches her teens. I'm fully expecting it to be the challenge of my life ;D

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

What a sweet post and what a beautiful girl. Love the pics.

RoseBelle said...

Ahhh, parenting teenagers...I have a teenage son who's always texting or using online chat, AIM. This is a beautiful motherly message to your daughter.

Buckeroomama said...

Sweet post. You look too young to have a teenage daughter! You do. :)

Thankfully, I have still 7+ years before my oldest will hit the teens.

paige said...

This is a nice post. I love the pictures. She's very pretty.

Cheryl said...

It's so nice to meet Janelle. A teenager and a toddler...eek!

Anita Johnson said...

So glad to meet your older daughter, Janelle. Just today I was reading your profile and I wondered about the rest of your family, and how they were adjusting to your move. I had boys, so I think the teenage years were easier. Your post is beautiful...I hope she reads it!

Donna said...

I had to Google SMS!

:)

Donna
Mom of three (5,5,21)
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

Jingle said...

very beautiful!

Chris said...

I'll tell you what -- there is NOTHING in the world like a teenage daughter.

And depending on which day you ask me -- that sentiment will have VASTLY different meanings.

Your daughter is beautiful!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh wow...two ends of the spectrums in your life right now. Great post and nice photos.

Regina said...

Beautiful girl!
Great post.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I feel like I could have written this post....I feel the same way about Nick!!

Your daughter is beautiful!!! Great post:)

michael bird said...

Very nice, Serline, and a big hug for the older sister, Janelle. Well, okay, a hug for you, too.

Caitlin said...

What a sweet post. Teens are a conundrum and I think it's hard having children so far apart (mine are 10 years apart). Different worlds, different needs.

Mom24 said...

That really is lovely. It's hard to grown up and hard to parent through the growing up, isn't it?

Ces said...

I love this! What a beautiful post wit loving sentiments.