Living with teen girls is not easy. We have arguments, her father and I are regularly stressed because of her BUT we are proud of her.
Sometimes we are focussing so much on how frustrating she can be, we forget to tell her how proud we are.
On Saturday we went out for a mother and daughter shopping trip. I really enjoyed her company and it was totally stress free. I don’t do these day’s often enough and I hope to change that.
Today she stressed us out again because she asked if she could do her homework on the laptop and when we checked her, she was on Facebook. Something she keeps doing regularly (hence why I was checking) we told he again that if she had just asked we would have said she could go on for a short while, it’s just the fact she does it and we question how much homework is actually being done.
Anyway she went upstairs in a mood and came down later with a letter. I don’t know if any of your children do the letter thing but our eldest two always have. They come down with a letter begging for us to change our minds or to say sorry. These letters always make us laugh. Today’s letter was different. She still had the odd immature remark (as is to be expected with a 13 year old) but all in all it was a very mature letter.
She mentioned that she may make bad choices in life but they are her choices to make. That she will tell me if she needs me and I should leave her until she asks. And she knows its difficult for me sometimes but she struggles sometimes too. It really made me think and on this occasion I am going to write her a letter back. I’m just going to take my time with it and be careful with what I write.