I must be doing something right in the parenting department if my teenager says to me, “You’re looking particularly nerdy this morning.” My transgression? Wearing socks that cover my ankles. I’ve warned my daughter that someday she, too, will be Completely Uncool to her children. She doesn’t believe me. But then again, when I was 16, I vowed that my kids would never think I was out of style or old. Ha! Her turn is coming…
Middle School is hell on earth.
The older I’ve gotten, the more life has taught me. I think that’s called “wisdom”. Now I just need to put more of that hard-earned experience into action on a daily basis.
I wish I had some pics of some of the girls in my high school who had these most amazing bangs... they stood straight up from their foreheads. We used to call them "surf's up!" bangs. And it was just the bangs-- the rest of the top of the hair was flat. I thought it was weird even in the era of big hair.
When Ron and I announced to the kids that we had eloped, Violet (then 8) said, “But… you’re a beautiful swan! And he’s a hairy moose. Swans and moose don’t breed!”
I'm Suz, a mother of 7 beautiful daughters & step-daughters, ranging in age from 22 to 14. I work full-time as a computer geek, and have a part-time internet business on the side in my free time (ha!). Life is never boring around here!