Saturday, December 15, 2012

Props to the Teen!

My daughter in the basement getting her 'rock star' on (this picture makes me laugh, she's using her little brother's mini kit instead of the full-sized drum set that's also down there).

My daughter is 13.  My second oldest son is 19.

We live in the country, so there's not a lot of kids to play with, not like when I grew up and you could just walk outside and take your pick.  There is, however, a boy in the home across the street, who used to come over semi-regularly and visit with my son (who is now on his own and living out of state).  The boy is 16.

I've always liked the young man.  He's always just fit right in at our place.  But, somehow along the way, he developed a crush on my daughter.  Did I mention she's 13 and he's 16?!?!?.

Luckily, my daughter has a kid she's liked forever as her 'boyfriend' and though they've been 'dating' since the end of summer (you know, the boy with the blue hair), they've never even kissed, in spite of their friends saying, "you should kiss her, you should kiss him, blah blah blah."  Stupid friends. ;)

The boy w/blue hair, before he had blue hair, and my daughter, who doesn't really have red hair. ;)

Anyway...my daughter, wonderful girl that she is, told me something that bothered me.  This boy, the neighbor, whom I have always liked (and still do) asked my daughter, "Would you ever sneak out of the house at night?"

WHAT?!??!?  Five alarm bells, no wait, fifty alarm bells!!! He asked what?!?!?!

But I said nothing, waiting for the story to continue.

"I told him, no way, I'd be too scared because I know I'd get caught,"  (insert mom breathing a HUGE sigh of relief).  I would have preferred her to say something like, "Of course not, why would I? It's not safe.  And besides that, you're 16 and I'm still in middle school, hullllo!" but never mind that, she did good enough!

But to quote one of my daughter's favorite sayings, "Really?!?!"



So today, a big shout out, huge props, and a million I love you's to my daughter who was smart enough to come and tell her mom.  Dumb boys (no offense if any 'boys/men' are reading...unless you like my daughter too).


23 comments:

  1. Oy - now you have to keep an eye out, though. Obviously you have a smart daughter, but you don't want anyone putting bad thoughts into her head.

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  2. Phew! My husband and I had a few moments with a boy who snuck off step-daughter #3. It was pretty much the boy being nose to nose with my husband having to explain what he was doing. It ended everything right there, which was good, but sheesh you have to watch and protect your girls!;)

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  4. Aww, good decision. Having teens is scary, it's so awesome that you have this open line of communication that she felt comfortable sharing this with you!

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  5. It is great when a child puts her trust in a parent and feels free to discuss matters like this. A smart daughter indeed.

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  6. Rosey, how did you get so lucky to have such great kids that they have such good heads on their shoulders? You must be a fantastic mom!! I love that you can talk to your kids. That is the way to keep them close to you their whole lives.

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  7. You are a great mom Rosey it shows in your children. Being a Mom is the hardest job that you'll ever love and many mothers are not given the proper credit for the hard work they put into it. It is much more valuable to raise a wonderful human being. It is the gift that keeps on giving to society for years to come!!! Have a wonderful weekend Rosey!!! :):):)

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  8. She definitely deserves props! What a great girl. You're very lucky, and it shows you've done a good job with her. It's nice to know sometimes kids do pay attention to what their parents say :) Thanks for sharing, Rosey.

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  9. Praise God for her wise handling of this situation, and for her Godly mom who is a great role model!
    Blessings to you both!
    Laurie

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  10. It's wonderful that you have such a great relationship! Knowing she'll come to you and tell you these things would make me breathe a huge sigh of relief!

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  11. Oh how funny! She sounds like a great young woman :) Gotta beat the boys off with a stick now haha.

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  12. That's awesome! I hope to God Reagan is the same way when she becomes a teenager! I pray that she and I have the same kind of relationship as you two!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  13. Oh my goodness. Amazing pictures.... Teens are amazing but difficult to raise hahaha.I speak from what I know from being a teen not too long ago! I drove my parents crazy!

    xxx,

    Danielle Faith
    DanielleFaith.ME

    PS: I am your newest follower from @Home Take 2's Blog Hop!!!

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  14. Oh goodness! My baby girl's are 1 and 2 and I'm already having panic attacks :) Way to go to your daughter!

    Happy to have found you thru the hop! New follower!

    Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

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  15. I'd say that's a good enough answer for a girl who's only 13. And I hope she really wouldn't dare to sneak out at night. :)

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  16. Great post and photos ~ Adolescence can be difficult for both parents and their child ~ great that she confides in you and looking for direction from you ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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  17. you know you've done good--because she came and told you---HAY answering "Because I'll get caught..." means SHE KNOWS YOU'RE WATCHING!!!--I know my daughter is only 10 now and just moved into a new bedroom on the first floor with a window; we removed the door from the room because it was hung backward and blocked the heating vent when we moved in--- she wanted it back up when she made that room her's--Told her NO WAY she's got a bathroom she can change in for privacy,but I want her to know I can POP in anytime--always keeps her on her toes! =^)

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  18. My girls are 3 years old and 2 years old and after reading this can only hope they will be as honest and forth coming with me as teens. Looks like you are doing a wonderful job raising your kids. My hat is off to you :)

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  19. I love this post!!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection! Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  20. Yikes. Good for your daughter though!

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    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  21. Props to you too for having such open lines between you. That's fantastic she told you that!

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  22. Wonderful! Keep that relationship going. I love that "Really?" face.

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  23. Sounds like you have a great mother daughter relationship. That's a sign of great parenting that she would trust you enough to come tell you that. I think they look adorable together! Such a cute couple ;)

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