My older daughter has just left for high school, and my younger daughter and my husband are sleeping. Until then I have the house to myself, to luxuriate in the brief silence before the day begins.
For some reason this year as school began I was much more aware of how quickly my kids are growing up. Time is moving quickly and Lily especially is beginning to ride that fine line between my little girl and all grown up.
Watching the MTV music awards and reading this brilliant post have started to make me think about the kind of teenage girls I want mine to be.
I am sure raising girls has been difficult for a long time. But, is it just me, or is this an exceptionally hard time to be raising girls. I fear even letting them leave the house because the second they do they are assaulted by images that are so opposite to who I hope for them to be.
So here are the things I desperately want them to know in the not so distant future. Everyone is NOT doing it: I am not your friend: Someday I hope we get to the point in our relationship where we are friends.
But right now is not that time. I am your mom. You are super smart girls. Rock your smart girl self. Oh and while we are at it, science and math are not for boys. If you want to be a mathelete, your mama will be in the front row cheering you on. Thank goodness for Princess Kate bringing classy back.
Dressing covered up and with class needs to be trendy again. Showing boys all your stuff in clothes that reveal far too much is not going to attract the kind of boys you want to attract. Cover yourself up appropriately. Marry someone like your daddy: While we are on the subject of boys, marry someone who cherishes and respects you.
Marry someone who brings out your very best. And watch how that boy treats his mother and his waiter. They both say volumes about what kind of person he is.
There is no such thing as casual sex: I know the world would love you to believe that sex is harmless and silly and can be enjoyed without strings attached.You are not currently logged in, so we can only show you catalogs available to all users.
Log in to view your catalog subscriptions. I know I have been away from this blog. My apologies. Currently I am a sobbing mess. It all started couple of weeks ago, when my son asked “Mom, would you be ok, if I move out and stay with my gf”.
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Our daughters are so blessed to have you as a mom!!! Thank you! I read your book when my mother passed away years ago and it still brings peace to know I am not feeling this alone. God bless you!