Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Transitions

Ever since my daughter was a baby I have bragged about how well she handles transitions. Crib to Big Girl Bed? No problem! Bottle to sippy cup? Easy, breezy! Giving up the pacifier (Nee Nee)? Well, the Nee Nee Fairy came and took it and that was that. On her second day of second grade she had to change to a different class - the teachers were concerned it would upset her but she just said, "It's OK. I handle transitions well." That's my girl!!! She is going thru another phase of transitions now as I watch her go from little girl to young woman. So far so good - she is breezing thru Junior High School with fabulous success, and she is wearing a bra and shaving her legs without complaint. She just doesn't want to talk about it. And she CERTAINLY doesn't want to talk about getting her....little friend....if you know what I mean. She knows all about it, thankyouverymuch, has no questions, and will let me know when it happens. I dread this. It will mean she finally IS a young woman and not my precious baby girl anymore.

I, too, seem to be in a phase of transition myself. I'm on the back-side of my 30's now - which is odd because I still feel like I should be 21. But, as my mother always promised, my body is changing. I've had to have parts removed. Other parts are shifting or changing shape. I plucked a couple of grey hairs today, and I'm getting crow's feet around my eyes. "Kids today" amaze me with the crap they do sometimes. And sometimes - only sometimes - music is too loud. But maybe, just maybe, PreTeen Daughter will still let me play Barbies with her sometimes.

7 comments:

katielady said...

CHANGE IS BAD! CHANGE IS BAD!

Good to know that maybe giving up Bubba Blankey won't be such a big deal! ;)

Bubba's Sis said...

Oooooo - forgot about Bubba Blankie!

It's kinda ratty, tho - are you sure Baby B! wants it? Besides, then it would be Daddy Blankie...

Bubba's Mom said...

With the same joy with which I watched this precious girl go from baby to toddler, toddler to school child - I now experience as I see her bloom into a young woman. She is becoming her own person and is secure in that. She is a sweet young Christian, tender hearted, intelligent, witty - everything we could have wanted for her to be. I'll always be her greatest fan and she'll always have my best love.

Bubba's Mom said...

Oh, and I don't see her giving up Bubba Blankey any time soon.

Bubba said...

Umm, it's my blanket, and I'm taking it back for Baby B!

I have gray hair.

Boobies and sports.

Bubba's Sis said...

Famous Texas History words:

"Come and take it!"

katielady said...

Um, if Miss Thang is old enough to shave her legs and wear a bra, she doesn't need a blankey anymore.

Besides, I happen to know that guilt works very well on those with 'Barron Genes.' If she's ok with my child not having the same joy SHE did with it, then that is her cross to bear!