The Darling Child

She turns 14 this week. My daughter. My one and only. She looks like me, but not all the way. She thinks like me, only faster and better. She’s taller than me. And she’s smarter than me. She reads faster. She types faster. She doesn’t like chocolate?! She thinks she’s all hip and modern, but she dresses EXACTLY like I did at her age. She reads several books a week.

I taught her to slam doors when she is mad, and she learned WELL! She has friends of all ages, colors and sexual orientations. She still has the same ski-jump nose that she had when she was little. She likes and listens to all the music that I played too loudly in my car while I was pregnant with her.

When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said “I have everything I want.” What 14 year old has everything they want?

But then later she said: “The only thing I want that I don’t have, is to have you move back here so I can live with you.” You and me both baby!

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6 Responses to “The Darling Child”

  1. CancunCanuck
    July 29th, 2008 12:51

    Happy Birthday Little(Tall)Rivergirl! She is a terrific kid, lucky mom, lucky teenager!

  2. RiverGirl
    July 29th, 2008 13:44

    Thanks, I’ll tell her you said that.

  3. The One You're Talking About
    July 29th, 2008 16:58

    I do not think I’m hip and modern, thank ya very much.

  4. Kai
    July 29th, 2008 17:08

    Sweet. Happy Birthday, M.! E. is on the way to 14 as well (6 weeks or so). She’s at camp with P. and we miss them both. Aren’t our babies great?

  5. RiverGirl
    July 29th, 2008 17:15

    Kai and Kidlet – Nice of both of you to appear!

    Happy Birthday soon to E!! I imagine she’s as tall as a skyscraper now, up there with M!

  6. Trina
    July 29th, 2008 19:50

    as a mother of a only daughter. what a poweful thing she has told you. teenagers… whew. take care!!

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