"Where's my birthday post on your blog? You did one for everyone else!"
Well, usually she loathes when I speak of her on the blog.
I mean, she reads it, loves it, and laughs at it, but when I talk about her she often storms off in a huff about how I make her look.
Anyone who has had a teen or is in the throes of one now KNOWS what I mean.
We simply can't win as parents.
We love them, we give them their space, we applaud their accomplishments, we *try* to ignore their insults.
It's a slippery slope.
I've had ideas to make a video like I've done in the past, see here for her double-digits birthday.. http://www.themomjen.com/2008/11/in-last-decade.html
But, with the whole time thing, and the tears, and the time, I just didn't.
I did post a cute pic of her at 3 years old on FB on her special milestone 11-11-11 birthday.
"It has to have curls and not be ugly."
We did have a 7 hour party with 10 teens at the house with lots of soda, caffeine, candy, pizza, and Panda Express.
Surprising that no one puked.
We also had a sleepover with 3 girls that gave them 4.5 hours of sleep.
Then we shopped at a cool mall, but their exhaustion turned them into pumpkins at noon and they were zombies.
Then we went to the Cheesecake Factory for (more) soda, appetizers, lunch, and dessert.
Needless to say that the girls passed out cold on the way home.
So, no, I haven't come up with the best post or the baby-to big girl photo post for your birthday my dear daughter, but does this one work?
Maybe we can do that mall day all over again!
You're a beautiful 8th grader sweetheart, we all love you.
Holy crap I'm going to have a HIGH SCHOOLER next year.
Oh the posts will write themselves.