Warning: This post contains intense gushing over my children. :)
Teenage Daughters- those two words can scare even the bravest parent.
When my girls were little I wondered what they would be like as teenagers. Would they fall under some magical spell on their 13th birthdays transforming them into rebellious drama queens? Could these adorable little princesses really transform into devils?
The spell was never cast on my girls. That mystical night came and went and I now have two teenage daughters who remain best of friends and are still a joy to be around. We do everything together, from writing, to skating, to cooking. I feel lucky that they continue to want me to join the fun. And they are always including their 7 year old brother in their crazy ideas. Which usually ends in loud bursts of laughter.
I no longer have doubts on the kind of women they will become. I'm already immensely proud of what they have accomplished and how they think of the world. They both seem wise beyond their years. Much more so than I was at that age.
My throat tightens when I think of Jessica leaving for college in 4 years and Alyssa following two years later. But I believe these teenage years which frighten so many, will be the most rewarding. I am honored to be a part of their journey to becoming independent women.
p.s. sorry for the mushy post, but I saw that Fox Network is starting a new series, "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" and I was appalled. I had to write about how great my girls are!
NANOWRIMO- I'm excited. I've decided to participate this year. I have my outline almost ready. YEAH! Are you participating? and how do you prepare?