My picture this week is of my oldest daughter, Amanda. For those who don't follow my blog, Amanda is 13....going on 30! She is all teen! Texting, Chatting, F@cebooking, Flirting, Socializing, staying up late & sleeping in whenever she can get away with it, thinking she has all the answers...she's all of this & more!
We've recently had discussions about not growing up too fast. I'm pretty sure I just gave her the same lecture my dad gave me about 20 years ago (I hate that I just admitted that).
She loves to flirt, but doesn't think that this could cause problems. She's naive, but of course thinks she knows everything. She was recently sitting at a local park with a friend while Dan, alia & I took a walk. When we passed by her we told her it was time to come home to eat. She asked for a few more minutes to wait for her friend's mom to pick her up, of which I agreed to 15. We continued walking home, and about 5 minutes later she showed up. I assumed she had caught a ride home with her friend's mom. Imagine my surprise when I look out to see her getting out of a car with a young boy as the driver (it was her friend's 18 year old cousin, but still....). Needless to say another long talk was had, this time about never getting into a car with ANYONE I haven't personally met or approved.
She forgets she's only 13 and has a lot of growing up to do yet.
I have a feeling there are many gray hairs about to appear in my hair. Better stock up on hair color :)
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