This is the first time that I am linking up with the ‘Word of the Week’ linky over at The Reading Residence. I found it a few weeks ago but this is the first week I have really had a word that sums up my entire week, apart from exhausted that is! That word is:
Today is a bittersweet day for me. My darling twin baby girls have turned 13 and we have officially been thrown into the world of teens, times two!
We have already had at least a year of build up to this with the tween stage, filled with the burden of impending hormones, boyfriends, hormones, girlfriends and let me tell you the girl friendships are much more complicated than any other relationship, more hormones, I think you get the picture about the hormones?
But even though we have been dealing with all the You hate me don’t you’s and But that’s not fair’s and the crying, eye rolling and sighing I fear the worst is yet to come! Any of you fellow Brits should know of Harry Enfield’s ‘Kevin’ character? Well we didn’t wake up to that this morning, but I’m afraid it’s only a matter of time. Before I know it, I will have two sullen faced teens, with bizarre dress senses who are incapable of rising from bed until 3pm can’t possibly be expected to do chores and who find it impossible to be polite to us.
Until that angst ridden pair arrive I will savour the moments with my, more often than not, sweet girls. Who still have the ability to think rationally, sometimes, are often silly and gossipy and will still hold my hand and give me a kiss in public.
It is strange to think that 13 years ago I was a nervous 18 year old trying to figure out how to hold two tiny floppy babies at once and now I’m a mother of teenagers who are just creeping past me in height and shoe size and haven’t stopped yet! But they will always be my little girls, even when they are 23, or even 53!
Do you get a little sad even though you are excited when your children reach certain milestones? Like reaching a special age, 1, 13, 18 etc? Or on the first day of primary school, secondary school, college? Let me know.