Friday, October 03, 2014

Invasion of The Teenager

There’s a teenager in my house! Oh, no! How did THAT happen?? And this teenager has taken on the form of my daughter!

Hey. Wait a minute. She IS my daughter!

That’s right. My daughter Jennifer is NOW a teenager! She turned 13 today. And to mark the occasion, she and I had our first official argument after she got home from school. My, how I look forward to all the fun times that lay ahead!

Seriously, though. Jennifer is a good kid. She gets a lot of A’s in school, is eligible for TWO scholarships to Stanford (she wants to be a biologist) and she pretty much acts responsible around the house. Well, for the most part, anyway. But, yeah, she has definitely come a long way in her journey to this point.

Today we had a party to celebrate Jen’s birthday. Tomorrow we’ll have another party for other people Jen wanted to invite.

I am dreading these teen years with my daughter but I hope they will still be good ones. As long as she and I keep the lines of communication open and she knows she can talk to me about anything, I think we’ll be okay.

Happy Birthday, Jenny Kay!


Millie said...

It will be a fun adventure watching her turn into a young woman. She has so much going for her, I'm super excited and proud. <3 :) And you're right, just keep the communication open so that she knows she can turn to you for anything.

Dawn Colclasure said...

I hope it's a good experience for her. She'll make mistakes, of course, but I hope she will learn from them. I will always be there for her no matter what.