Life With A Tween

Monday, March 11, 2013

I don't know how to put into words the challenges we have faced the last couple of days, because I don't want to get into the details, but I have gotten a glimpse into my life with a teenage daughter and I don't think I am ready for all this.

But, if my freezer is fully stocked with Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream it might be a little easier to handle.

I sent my Mom a text to vent my frustrations and she told me she felt bad for what I was dealing with, but was laughing because she remembers going through the same thing.

And I remember too.

I remember being upset because my parents wouldn't let me shave my legs until I was older, I remember my friends going to High school dances as freshman but I had to wait until I was a sophomore, and I remember having to wait until I was 12 to get my ears pierced.

At the time it seemed so unfair, because my friends could, so why couldn't I?!?!.

But my parents stuck to their guns, and I am grateful they did, and I know now they only wanted what was best for me.

Plus my Dad was right, shaving your legs is a huge pain, but maybe don't tell him I said that.

So my dear Samantha, know it may seem unfair right now, but we plan on sticking to our guns, because it would be unfair to you if we didn't. We made these rules for a reason, and you need to be able to depend on us to keep our word.

I hope you know everything we do is because we love you, and we only want the best for you.

Maybe one day you will text me to tell me your daughter is upset because her friends get to do something she doesn't, and I will text you back that I feel bad you have deal with that, but I am also laughing because I remember going through the exact same thing with you.

I love you baby girl, now and forever!!


  1. I'm glad I've got many years to go before I experience this delightful stage.

  2. Oh, we have been fighting Savannah on the ear piercing thing for years. She has to wait until she is 12, and she doesn't like it one bit. :)

  3. I don't want to do this stage! I can skip it---right?