It has never dawned on me how I have actually helped create two girls that are going to turn into women someday until recently. I know this sounds super crazy, but when you are just going through the motions of life and helping raise children, this just slips your mind.
I’m a super huge baby lover! Everyone will find that out more once I become an aunt next April. I won’t go off on that goose trail for now. 🙂 I also love the “little people” stage. It is such fun parenting children when they listen to your opinion on everything and think that you are the most awesome person in the world. I miss my kids being in that stage of life. They are little sponges and I love to teach. That stage could last forever, but it doesn’t.
Somewhere around 10 years old, something changes. They start to think that they know better than you. The back-talking and eye rolling starts. I thought that I had completely lost my daughter at that stage. I mourned for the younger years back. I questioned what I did wrong to lose our close relationship. I mean everything wasn’t bad, but just so different. Not at all what I had planned for our relationship. I used to be a personal shopper and the one to go to for fashion advice, and then all of a sudden I hear “Mom, that’s not my style” What??? You have your own style now?
Right when I started hoping for a close relationship once adulthood came, it all changed for the better right around 13..Everyone says the teenage years are the worst, but if this is how the teenage years are going to be, I’m in. I’m cool again!!! We talk about stuff that I never thought I would talk about with my daughter. She understands some adult humor..She is actually pretty hilarious herself! We can hang out all day and never run out of stuff to talk about. We are real about school, relationships, faith, life in general!!
My opinions matter again!!! We can share clothes and shoes!!! Don’t get me wrong, we aren’t friends. I am still the mom, but I have my daughter back!!! Right when I’m losing the younger one! At least I know that she won’t be gone for long!!
Teenage daughters are awesome!!!