Saturday, June 27, 2009

Place in the world Part 2

So summer, like life, is speeding past us. I've been trying to organize some activities for the kids and dodge my daughter's I can't believe you thought I'd like that looks. (in her nice, polite way)

I wanted to share a "conversation" I had with my daughter via facebook (the evil time destroyer I recognize it to be. Facebook, that is, not my daughter). I forgot how important it is to look at the world through her eyes. I stopped short in my tracks realizing I was looking at this all wrong.

My status: My 13 year old daughter is dreading our trip to Angelina River Lodge. Laying in the sun, boats, jet skis, 4 wheelers just get boring after a while. Anyone have any ideas?

Her reply:I can't wait for being with my cousins and aunts and uncles and grandparents! but it's the 5 days of "hanging out" there with my family that I get to "hang out" with for EVERY DAY of my life! It's no fun to go jet sking or 4 wheeling if there's nobody to do it with. Yes, there is cell phone service, internet and like, 2 crafts and a bit of art that I can do. But I haven't come across any capturing books recently. I also love photography but I know the fishcamp like the back of my hand and I can only think of maybe 5 good pictures that I can take there.There's a pool, but it's not any fun swimming with siblings in a pool that doesn't even go to my hips. I hate to complain but 5 days of fish camp with just family (that I get to be around every day) is just WAY to long for me. Do you see whare I'm comin' from?

No, sweetie, I guess I didn't see where you were coming from.

Back to the original two sentences of my last post: I am at a wierd place. My youngest is starting first grade! No more homemade baby food, no more preschool games, no more peekaboo and lullabys. We can try to keep them little, like I'm doing with my oldest, and that doesn't really work. I still have Strawberry Girl and the Happy Holisters to share with my youngest, yet I am more aware now how quickly time goes by.

I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I am removed from the baby stage and into the teenager stage. I remember more of my growing up as teenager than a child. You would think it would be easier to see things from her point of view. I am so thankful she talks to me and presents her viewpoint!

-- Post From My iPhone


Kimberly said...

Don't tell anyone, but that post made me cry. Thanks (said, or typed really sarcastically)

Kimberly said...

No, really, I am so glad I have you to learn from! Tomorrow I am checking strawberry girl out of the library for Em! And then FORCING her to read it! (just kidding! ... maybe!)

Kimberly said...

Ok... last one. I just read Peter and the Starcatchers. It's a prequel to Peter Pan. There's a whole series. I don't know if R would like it, but I enjoyed it. Also, the girls and I are reading the Atherton books. If R doesn't like, R and J would!

Kate said...

What a lovely post. You are indeed blessed to have a daughter who communicates with you. Mine isn't even talking yet, but I'm praying that we are able to talk all through her life.


(made my way here from McMama by way of Lolipops and Lipgloss!)

Tricia said...

Looking over your blog and it looks like you lead an extremely busy life. You have a beautiful family.