Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mom of a Middle School Girl

YIKES! That seems like the most honest way to start this blog! There are all these thoughts, and opinions, and Clean & Clear skin treatment, and attitudes, and entitlement, and giddy laughter, and silliness, and hormones running rampant in our home. I've read a book this summer by Vicki Courtney called "5 Conversations you MUST have with your daughter"...and I find it baffling that none of these conversations are the ones I've been having with my new 6th grader this summer! My conversations have been: 1- I don't care if it's not yours, pick it up and put it away. 2- If you don't like your teeth, don't take care of them...they'll go away. 3 - No, not just one more second...right NOW! 4 - You'll get your own cell phone whenever you're in a position that you'll need your own cell phone. 5 - If you've got a bunch of crap shoved under your bed, your rooms not clean. And a bonus conversation entitled...IT's NOT ALL ABOUT YOU! Publishable material...probably not! But at the end of the day, she still wants me to lay down with her to say prayers...wakes me up when she's had a bad dream...cries when she knows she's disappointed me and writes me letters of apologies to make sure everything is okay between us. She hugs me fiercely...tells me she loves me...and is in love with Jesus. I guess all of our other conversations become less and less important.

~J

7 comments:

CS said...

Glad you're paving the way......you'll definitely have all the answers on round #2 (KB) and I will be looking for you to share!

Anonymous said...

That's good stuff, JB! I think I'll share that in my bible study if I have your permission!

Love you!

MS

Lisa said...

Love that baby...and she loves you too...remember that!

Jen B. said...

sure, MS, share share away!!!

The Mazingo Family said...

I love you Jen Batson, and your stories!! You know she loves you. Since I have your oldest daughter as my oldest daughter (I am convinced they are the same child), I will be coming to you in 2 years for lots of advice!! LOVE

Emeline said...

I laughed and cried! You are paving the way for the rest of us, so take notes. :) Love you!! Jennifer

Just Us Chix said...

Oh sister! We are in for some good times!