In addition to the usual madness in this house, this weekend we celebrated the girls thirteenth birthday. That’s right I now have a thirteen year old girl living under this roof and things will certainly not be the same anymore. This weekend has been the weekend of Liz with the whole family getting into the act. Saturday night she celebrated with her school friends here at the house. The addition we built a few years back is really starting to pay off as no one really wants to be in the same room with a dozen or so pre/ teens. So out back they go.
In any event they had pizza and soda and listened to crappy pre-teen music and generally made a lot of noise. There were even two BOYS invited. Can you imagine? Neither escaped my close scrutiny. In any event they seemed to have a blast and that what counts.
Today I fulfilled an old promise and I took her to the mall to get her ears pierced. I always thought if I ever had a daughter, it would be really special if I took her to get her ears pierced on her thirteenth birthday. I don’t know why but that’s just me. I know most kids get it done as youngsters and today even the boys have more things pierced than the girls. But I wanted to do something special for her. I think it paid off. For the last week she has been super excited in anticipation of her big day.
So today, together with her BFF Chasity in tow, we made the sacred trek to the local mall to have the lady shoot holes in her ear lobes. It was funny to me, watching the whole scene play out. I think in the end it all worked out super. She had a great and special weekend that she will remember forever. Liz is totally excited about the new phase of her life, being a teenager. I’m happy to see her growing up and doing so well in all her pursuits. She’s a great kid, I’m very proud of her and I love her a lot.
Happy Birthday Liz.