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[Mar. 14th, 2007|09:01 pm]
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"You never post about me being here," Erin pouted. "You only post about Amy."

I could point out to her that she doesn't get here very often, but instead I'd rather post that I have had the pleasure of my older daughter's company for the week. She leaves tomorrow, and it makes me sad.

A funny thing happens when your kids grow up and get out on their own. They suddenly think they can do things like lecture you. We went for a drive to get coffee and she managed to lecture me on at least five different topics. I was impressed.

We did a little shopping, but she managed to reinjure her hip so a lot of our plans were canceled. We've been kind of holed up in the house hanging out.

It's bragging, but I am just amazed at what a gorgeous and wonderful person my daughter has grown up to be. We had a few rough years there, but we've gotten past those days.

Now if she could only get along with her little sister.

Anyway, a last evening with my kiddo. I will miss her.

[User Picture]From: yndy
2007-03-15 01:37 am (UTC)

I loved reading this - someday, I look forward to having an adult relationship with my daughter... and it's nice to know that she might feel secure and happy and safe enough with me to lecture me too!


Glad you got a week with Erin!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-15 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks, it's been wonderful. I wish you the same. I'm sure you'll have it!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-15 02:59 am (UTC)
Will do!
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[User Picture]From: gypsydove
2007-03-15 03:24 am (UTC)
Love that icon btw...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-15 03:27 am (UTC)
Thank cleolinda.
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[User Picture]From: shydescending
2007-03-15 04:41 am (UTC)
eh, it will come. I'm 21, my sister is 15, and we just started getting along more within the last year.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2007-03-15 11:56 am (UTC)
Isn't being lectured by your kids so much fun. Enjoy the rest of the time you have with her.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2007-03-15 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yes, isn't that an interesting phenomenon, the turn -about of lecturing Mom? I think it's an unconscious way to say "I'm an adult, and you don't have to parent me any longer."
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-15 02:21 pm (UTC)
(Except she's wrong, sometimes! I do!!!)
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[User Picture]From: mzwyndi
2007-03-15 02:12 pm (UTC)

lecturing parents

I'd like to say that goes away, but I just hung up the phone with Dad and I know better. Maybe it's more accurate to say that as you get used to the idea that everyone's an adult, you start to talk to your parents similarly to the way you talk to your long-time friends. A little chiding, a little cheering, a lot of love and support, and only the very occasional lecture.

With the siblings? Some rivalries never die. They just move to the next generation.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2007-03-15 02:22 pm (UTC)

Re: lecturing parents

Yeah, I have done it too, I must admit.
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