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Thursday, September 24, 2009

wordful wednesday - "it's just a phase"

tara's miss 12 and my miss 20 are so very similar.

both are TYPE A personalities, and when they got to a 'certain age', they underwent a [shall we call it] personality transition

my miss 20 was less than pleasant to live with [read: totally in my face, criticised everything i said, DISAGREED with everything i said, made no room for the possibility that her mother might know something etc etc etc)

she wore a towelling bucket hat that totally covered her eyes
i think there was a period there of about 18 months where there was minimal eye contact...

YOU know, she was a normal teenager
tara's miss 12 is in the same place

luckily for tara, has the benefit of way more patience than me
she can look at my miss 20 and KNOW that's just a phase, and of course she has me to sympathise with

while i would NEVER take any joy from other's pain or frustration, a TINY part of me is grateful for tara's experience...

...because i know she's gonna turn out just fine

for more wordful wednesday, visit angie over @ seven clown circus


Reluctant Housewife said...

You like a lot alike! I haven't noticed that before!

Stacey said...

Awww..the joys of being a parent of a teenager! Good luck!

Janine said...

I think being a parent to a house full of grils qualifies one for having a huge amount of patience. But what a relief that Tara can look at Miss 20 and know that her Miss Teenager will be fine.

Melinda said...

Ahh teenage day I will have 2 of them myself. I will need to pull out patience reserves.

Sweet Annabelle said...

The second one makes me less nervous than the first, yes. Glad you are a confident mom!

Jaina said...

I think I missed that phase when I was in high school...I just didn't see the point I guess. I'm weird like that.

Pam said...

Everyone keeps telling me that same thing about the 13-15 year timeframe with my boys and that on the other end of it things will be just fine. I have that to look forward to I guess!