I knew the time would come. I really did. Still, secretly I hoped that maybe, just maybe, I’d be one of the few lucky ones to pass through this era unscathed, admired and adored, like I always was. You see, I have become inexplicably, ridiculously, embarrassingly stupid. And annoying. Just ask my nearly-14-year-old daughters. I’ve […]
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Potpourri — any mixture, especially of unrelated objects, subjects, etc. (Definition courtesy of Dictionary.com) The girls’ friend, John, came over for the afternoon and evening today. He wanted to start the Star Wars trilogy (Episodes 1-3) with them, since they haven’t seen it, but Andie remained completely unimpressed by the middle of Episode I, so […]
So today the girls had one of their friends over for the afternoon. Why is this yet another of many upcoming firsts? Because their friend is a 14-year-old boy. J, as I’m going to call him (he’s an avid reader of my blog and I told him I’d use a pseudonym — even though he […]
My daughters will be 13 next month. As promised, I will be setting up Facebook accounts for them very soon. I don’t know why, but this freaks me out. I guess I’ve heard enough horror stories about Facebook that it makes me wary. Of what? I’m not sure. My worry has no name or face […]
My daughters, who will officially be teenagers next month, just got home from a Glow-In-the-Dark Middle School dance. Needless to say, I’m having mini mind fits because they are growing up far too fast, and because their growing up in turn means I’m growing older just as quickly. So, today’s post is an homage to […]
Don’t feel bad; I hadn’t heard of it either until today, when I read this article from the New York Times. Formspring.me is basically yet another social networking site, but its main use is to post anonymous questions and comments, many of which are cruel and vicious. It can be linked to a user’s Facebook, […]