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Monday, March 8, 2010

The Other Daughter...

What can I say about my younger daughter? I won't lie...she's moody and stubborn and strong-willed and has an attitude more often than not. I don't know how many of those descriptors apply to me at her age. (Mom??)

But she is also amazing and quite the opposite of her older sister. This weekend she bought a laptop for herself. She was so excited and I was so proud. Not that I didn't want to buy her one, because I would have liked to reward her for attending school (college) everyday and doing her homework and going to work. But I feared she would not respect the money I spent and not care for/respect the laptop as well as she should. But now--it's her hard earned money and her computer. Yeah, mostly it's a toy, but she will be able to do her schoolwork on it, too. I hope that she will take care of her new toy/tool and learn the lesson of taking good care of one's belongings.

And in other ways, she reminds me so very much of myself as a young person. She'll say, "C'mere, mom, look what I did/made." So I go and see, and I have to laugh out loud because it's something I probably did or might have done once upon a time.

4 comments:

mtnchild said...

Oh, you were all those and more!! You could "do it myself" since you were probably around 3. And ask for help, oh brother ... we won't go there - you never did while living at home ...

You learned to shop in thrift stores because it didn't cost so much, and usually no one had the same thing ... or you bought generic, because I wouldn't pay for the name brands ...

Shall I go on??? LOL
Love you,
Mom

Regina Richards said...

Hi Jen,

Why didn't you tell me you had a blog? I could have been over here visitin' long weeks ago, but I'm a techno-idiot and still haven't figured out all the buttons and secret passages in BlogWorld.

Sorry about your dad. The world never feels quite the same again without a parent in it.

What is fun? I ask myself that all the time. I know when I'm not having it, but as to when I am...I'm often not aware of the precious fun until the experience is past.

Jen FitzGerald said...

Hey, Regina, thanks for stopping by! My blog is really not that exciting and it usually has little to do with writing.

Regina Richards said...

A blog that doesn't have much to do with writing will be a treat. I love writing, but sometimes I need a break.

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