Thursday, December 28, 2006

I wonder if I sat on Santa's lap....

...he'd bring me a big vat of wrinkle cream.  (Yeah, I know it's a little late, and he's probably got rules about that, but still..) 

Today marks a milestone for me.

i am officially the mother of a teenager.  (How can this be?  I'm still a teenager myself.)

Nolan turned 13 today.  I find it hard to believe that that much time has elapsed.  It seems like not so long ago, I was obnoxiously reading the "What to Expect" books and thinking I knew it all, I was prepared.  Right.

Wrong.

If I'd only stopped to really think about it, I'd have realized how much on-the-job training parenting is and how little you really get out of a book (bite me, Dr Ferber).

The lessons I've learned along the way (occasionally at the hands of a two year old) have been interesting, to say the least.  Patience.  Humility.  Humor.  Black crayon will come out of your beige carpet.

Nolan has the honor of putting me through everything the first time.  He is the trial run, my learning curve.

And yet in spite of this, he's still a great kid.

I think we'll keep him.

5 comments:

jckfrstross said...

Happy 13th  Birthday Nolan:) hope you had a great day:)

Deb

ukgal36 said...

Happy Bithday to Nolan..wait till your baby turns 21....I thought when they turned teenagers it was bad... ;-)
Lyn


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chseroo said...

I think they should make a "what to expect---- The Teenage years"!!!! Wouldn't that be helpful? I still have 7 months until Chase is a teen!

Hope you have a Happy New Year!

***Monica

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onemoretina said...

So ..... you are officially in the 'parent of a teen' club now.  Congratulations! You are about to find out how little you really know ... courtesy of your teen ( "Geez, Mom, don't you know anything ? " ). But, trust me.  I speak with plenty of experience when I tell you that around the age of 22, 23 or so, you will all of a sudden become fairly smart again.  Smart enough that your son will start to .... wonder of wonders ! ... actually ask for your advice.  That's when you know all is well.   Have fun !   Tina  

katie39041 said...

Happy belated birthday to Nolan. Daniel is 14 the 8th of jan. You have my every sympathy lol happy days!!!
have a lovely new year
love and hugs
katie
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