So my “tween” just crossed the threshold into teen-
dumb I meant ‘dom’. Bad mommy! 😀 I made sure the birthday staples were covered: cake, pizza and goody bags, but I also wanted to make sure that she got a wealth of guidance (not just loot and gifts) at this milestone in her journey. My family and friends are amazing, with insights that I may not be able to effectively impart. At the birthday gathering I asked each of them to jot down some words of wisdom between mingling and noshing on fish tacos. Some complied, some were too busy noshing—those were some damn good tacos. Anyway I said they were amazing not obedient.
My plan is to do something with the advice notes. Something posterity worthy that will inspire her to keep them around. No, I haven’t already decoupaged them, crafted them into an origami sculpture or blew them up poster sized and wall papered her room with them. I’m not that kind of WordPresser—not yet anyway (Crafty McCraftensteins I AM joining your ranks one day! Look out!). But I do hope that the gesture was not lost on her and my daughter knows that we expect her to be thoughtful, introspective and engage the world around her. She really is a special gal…
Paris, Pee Wee, and Big Dog
New York : Delacorte, 1984
How fitting that today’s book be one of my fav’s from when I was a teen!