So #1 is going to be a teenager soon-ish.
I can not honestly say that I am excited about this.
Unfortunately #1 is not excited about it either.
She really has nothing good to say about aging. This has become somewhat bothersome to her father and I.
Right now #1 seems only able to focus on what she can no longer do because she is getting older, and sees no benefit to becoming a teenager at this point.
This MIGHT be a teeny bit our fault. Maybe.
Could it be that she took all of our tease intended moaning and groaning about having a teenager to heart?
OR is it that we are just having a hard time figuring out how to let her grow up?
The world is scary. There are scary people out there who want to do bad things to unsuspecting young girls.
#1 is cursed with an anxious mother who has a unique ability to ferret out every possible danger out there.
I am finding it REALLY REALLY hard to decide what freedoms are ok. I have to sort through all my anxiety and be REASONABLE for God's sake.
That is a lot of work my friends. You just have no idea.
BUT the good news is that I am working on it.
This weekend BH and I were able to nail down a few perks and incentives to help #1 see some benefit from growing up.
The incentive package was small, but well received.
Baby steps to teenagedom.
Did I also mention that I have recently discovered several new gray hairs?
Wonder if there is any correlation here?