Teenage birthday

It was Kid1’s birthday on Saturday and she is now 15.

After many discussions (polite phrase) about why Kid1 couldn’t have a party, she opted to take 3 three friends into the CBD to go shopping for clothes, followed by a sleepover – at which there was little sleeping.

This year has been an interesting (polite phrase) set of events where Kid1 has truly embraced being a teen and every mood that comes with it. What I have found difficult, which has taken me a bit of time to admit, is that Kid1 has left the mummy-daughter confidences behind in favour of her girlfriend confidences.

I feel like a sook saying it, but I am now feeling left out of my daughter’s life. I know it had to come at some stage, but hadn’t really expected it just yet and certainly didn’t realize the speed with which things would change. I am lucky she seems to have a lovely set of friends at this point in her life, and I am hoping they will respect her confidences.

And I still have Kid2, who at 12 still wants cuddles and to share time with me.


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