"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Sunday, 12 February 2012

On the brink of teenagedom:-)

In a couple of days we will have a teenager in the house :-)
Stage one in the celebrations today as my Mum and Dad very kindly hosted a family get together.
The most delicious roast beef and all the trimmings and Milly was in heaven. Her first mouthful of yorkshire pudding ( my Mum does do the best Sunday dinner ever! ) she sighed and said
" Mmmm...... content" :-)
Many roasties later she was a very happy and very full bunny :-)

A visit to see my Sister and Brother in laws lovely new home and then back home to flop :-)

Although I am slightly apprehensive - because teenage hood is often spoken about in such negative terms - I am also quite excited about this part of our journey.

I am not saying it won't be challenging - we have seen changes emotionally and very obvious physical growth - over the last few months and it is fair to say that some of them are hard to deal with - for Milly as well as us!
I believe that if we continue to talk, stay patient, treat each other with respect and try to find ways to stay connected, we will find our way through.
Sounds easy right ;-)))


cheerymishmash said...

Happy Birthday to Milly :-)

I know teenagers get a lot of bad press, but actually I really like all the ones I know ;-) I think most of it comes down to embracing it and going with the flow and not taking any of the 'negative' bits personally because mostly it's not personal, it's simply being a teenager - and if you can do that then it's a privilege and a joy to be a part of :-) xx

Lynn said...

Thanks Mandy :-) Yes I know some lovely teens as well :-) I think not taking things personally is good advice - having already had some of the sterotypical behaviour I know this can be hard to do but I am going to make that my Mnatra :-)) xx