Thursday, May 25, 2017

Daughter-ish Stuff

A few days ago Eve texted me from school to say her BFF's mother had given her permission to go off school grounds during recess to Tim Horton's for an iced capp, so Eve wanted to know if I was okay with her going too, even thought they're not technically supposed to leave school property during recess until next year. I said yes. She then sent me this:

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THEN once they got back to school she asked me to text her saying I'd dropped off their iced capps at the front desk, in case anyone asked where they got the iced capps. Then she deleted all the texts except the one I sent. Total badass, that girl.

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She gave me this card for Mother's Day:


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I was hanging out with her BFF's Mom after she took all the girls to Comic Con for BFF's birthday. They were talking about how girls still send nude pictures and the other mom and I were goggling and despairing. Then the BFF said "one guy asked me for pictures. So I sent him a picture of Jesus. Before I blocked him". We don't have to worry about these particular girls in that respect, at least.

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On the week-end when the boys were away, Eve and I watched The Edge of Seventeen (AWESOME movie, totally awesome). In the movie, Hailee Steinfeld is a teen-ager who starts falling apart when her best and only friend starts dating her 'perfect' older brother.

Me: "Hey, I just thought of something." Eve: "What?" Me: "You have an older brother. This could totally happen to you." Eve: "Please don't." Me: "It's okay. You're nothing like her. You don't just have one friend. You have three." Eve: "...." Me: "Which one do you think it would be?" Eve: "STOP!"

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On Tuesday nights, Matt and I go to a bar a block away with some friends for beer and wings. We used to have to be home by ten because Eve didn't like to go to bed alone. Now she's fine with us staying out as long as she can lock the door. Last week she sent me this text:


Having a daughter is fun. 

9 comments:

Swistle said...

This is making me feel better about my upcoming future with my soon-to-be-teenaged girl. I realize I can't take this one data point and assume anything. But it's a hopeful data point.

Amy Boughner said...

I love her dearly

Nicole Boyhouse said...

This whole post was an absolute joy to read. God, I love that girl. And I love you so - coincidence? Correlation? Causation? All of these things? xoxoxo

Steph Lovelady said...

June's been so moody recently it's made me dread her being a teen. I'm heartened to read it's not all terrible with fourteen year old girls.

Dimitra Melehes said...

So which one?...

Dimitra Melehes said...

I'm so glad you're a cool mom!

Julie Leclair said...

Eve rocks.

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Anonymous said...

Are you ok? It's been a while.