Friday, January 2, 2009

I said I loved you..

but I lied. Actually I didn't lie about loving anyone I lied about shoes. I said I was going to post 3 ugly pair today, but I'm not. I have something much more important to share.

The end of one year and the beginning of a new always seems to bring reflection to most of us.. especially what we did in that last year. What I did in that last year was live through the entire year with a 14 year old daughter. I know to most that does not should like a huge achievement however to me it is GINORMOUS! When I was 14 due to some kind of arrangement that was made that I was not privy to until just a couple of years ago, I spent weekends in one home and weekdays in another. I wasn't alone in this adventure and in looking back it probably was one of the most meaningful times of my life. I can look back at that time and think of many lessons I learned. I can also say that at 14 I was a horror as a kid. Not sure how the parents lived through it, all 4 of them, but they did and alas I did too, however I have to say.. my kid... she is still an angel, me at 14 I was pure as the driven snow.. as long as it was driven by say.. Satan and a team of fire breathing black stallions. So you get the point I reflected back 23 years ago to a time when I wasn't so good, and compared that to the same time of my daughters life, no comparison I tell ya.. none.

Crap I am babbling.. there is a point. I promise. I wanted to share with you a lesson I learned that year, 23 years ago.

If you are drunk and have climbed the tree in your front yard and there are people wandering around all over the place looking for you... don't giggle. Yea that one was a HUGE lesson.


  1. OMG! it looks the same!

    You are right about the giggling and wrong about the "no comparison" with you and your daughter. She has your sense of humor and silliness. She'll make an adventure out of the most usual/normal things. Very much like we used to. Only without the craziness that we had.

    23 years, geez I can't even imagine how we made it through all that stuff. Thanks for the picture of the house. I loved that little place.

  2. You are so funny. And I think that what you experienced at 14 made you ready to be the mother of a 14-year-old daughter. I'll call you in six years, in tears, when it's my turn.

    Oh God -- SIX YEARS! I have six years to live.

    So great to have met you, Ms. Wife, and thank you so much to both you and The Waterman for an unforgetable day in Mathews!

    Laurie @ Foolery

  3. "Satan and a team of fire breathing black stallions"