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I'm so happy to have my 14yo home with me :-)

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It is so nice having her home. Last week she wrote out a grocery list and went shopping with me. She was under budget! Then she made dinner that night complete with desert.

She's helping me think of fun arts and craft ideas and ways to make our day run smoother.

She's my aerobics buddy.

She decorated the house for Halloween and helped the kids pick out their costumes.

And she's gotten me to join her as she delves into the creepy world of cannibalism for survival. LOL

by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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She is big smile mini

Quoting vicky86:

 Thats awesome! It sounds like she is your daughter and your friend :)


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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:51 PM

LOL You can say that again!

That's a very odd thing for your mother to forbid...

And yes, I love all of those too. I'm looking forward to the day when she's a bit more independent; but we take it one day at a time.

Sounds like your dd has a good head on her shoulders

Eta: You've intrigued me with the fanfiction though,lol.

Quoting Tal0n:

Teenagers can be perfectly awesome as well as perfectly awful!  It's a flip of the coin each day sometimes, but I'll wager we get more awesome days than not.

I love that my 13 year old is home with me.  I love that she can do in the open what I did clandestinely for years (I read to the exclusion of all else...my 7th grade Advanced English teacher would tell people for all the years I knew her that my parents were the first to come to her in Parent Teacher conferences and tell her to NOT let me read.  She thought it was weird.  Then she had me in class longer.)

I love that she can work at her own pace and UNDERSTAND things before moving on.  She's far surpassed me in math and she's only working at 75% proficient in 5th grade math and I think 15% in 6th.  I also love that she's independent enough to spend all day at a homeschooling co-op without me and today she's about to start her first Teen Open Studio at our local not for profit art center.  (She's been going there since she was 6 and aged out of the programs she used to do)

I love that she writes fanfiction and cosplays and anime...with me and on her own.  (Not the fanfiction...what I've written is mostly not for 13 year old eyes.)

I love having breaks from her, because then she gets breaks from me too...but I also love that she's comfortable enough with me to talk about her period, sex and when she was ready, her first bikini wax.  (She's a swimmer and my GOD it's hard to find swimsuits that don't require a waxing!!)

And I love that someone else loves having their kiddo around. :)



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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:54 PM

LOL She's interested in stories like the Donner party and the James town settlers.

Quoting Pukalani79:

 That's awesome! (But you totally lost me on the last line...)


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coala
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:27 PM

It sounds like she is finally transitioning.  She also sounds like she is enjoying herself very much.  I am going to let the kids help me make cupcakes next week....and maybe get into some arts and crafts.  They LOVE when I let them help.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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It really hasn't been. But I'm enjoying this time while I can!

Quoting TJandKarasMom:

I'm so excited for you!  I know this hasn't been the easiest transition, so I am so happy to hear how much fun it has been lately!!


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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:55 PM

It's awesome to see :-)

And my youngest dd loves to help too!

Quoting coala:

It sounds like she is finally transitioning.  She also sounds like she is enjoying herself very much.  I am going to let the kids help me make cupcakes next week....and maybe get into some arts and crafts.  They LOVE when I let them help.


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KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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yahoo!!!   Way to go!    How exciting!

Jenn8604
by Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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That's awesome!

Quoting paganbaby:

It really is. Our realationship has improved a lot.

Quoting kmath:

LOl, that is awesome!


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Tal0n
by Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Not really odd...for ME...since I would read to the exclusion of everything else...including school work and she knew it.  I did the math once, and I read an average of three novel sized books a DAY.

One day at a time is the best way to do stuff.  This teen open studio is new to me too...they do alot of big projects around the city, and it's 3 hours.  She does have a good head on her shoulders, but it's taken a long time to get her to where I could be certain she's present where she is.  (She's a high functioning Aspie; when she was little it could be hard for other people to realize that the smart, tall six year old with the enormous vocabulary may or may not be hearing what you're saying)

She's made gigantic strides in dealing with her sensory issues, ect and I credit alot of her outside instructors who took the time to get to know her and to keep me updated when she did well, or when something went wrong.

Eh, I babble.  I want her to be 4 again, dangit!!  :P

Quoting paganbaby:

LOL You can say that again!

That's a very odd thing for your mother to forbid...

And yes, I love all of those too. I'm looking forward to the day when she's a bit more independent; but we take it one day at a time.

Sounds like your dd has a good head on her shoulders

Eta: You've intrigued me with the fanfiction though,lol.

Quoting Tal0n:

Teenagers can be perfectly awesome as well as perfectly awful!  It's a flip of the coin each day sometimes, but I'll wager we get more awesome days than not.

I love that my 13 year old is home with me.  I love that she can do in the open what I did clandestinely for years (I read to the exclusion of all else...my 7th grade Advanced English teacher would tell people for all the years I knew her that my parents were the first to come to her in Parent Teacher conferences and tell her to NOT let me read.  She thought it was weird.  Then she had me in class longer.)

I love that she can work at her own pace and UNDERSTAND things before moving on.  She's far surpassed me in math and she's only working at 75% proficient in 5th grade math and I think 15% in 6th.  I also love that she's independent enough to spend all day at a homeschooling co-op without me and today she's about to start her first Teen Open Studio at our local not for profit art center.  (She's been going there since she was 6 and aged out of the programs she used to do)

I love that she writes fanfiction and cosplays and anime...with me and on her own.  (Not the fanfiction...what I've written is mostly not for 13 year old eyes.)

I love having breaks from her, because then she gets breaks from me too...but I also love that she's comfortable enough with me to talk about her period, sex and when she was ready, her first bikini wax.  (She's a swimmer and my GOD it's hard to find swimsuits that don't require a waxing!!)

And I love that someone else loves having their kiddo around. :)





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