Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I think I'm in the Twilight Zone

It's happened. Everyone said it would but I didn't believe them. I didn't think it was possible but it seems, I was wrong.

Mo seems to be growing up! I know, I'm a little stunned too, and hoping I'm not speaking too soon but since she turned 17 there is something decidedly different about her.

First of all, her sense of humor has hit warp drive. The kid keeps me laughing, and not in a little kid I'm going to tell you a poop joke way- in an adult, sarcastic way- she is hysterical!

And, fasten your seat belts- she has started picking up after herself. Her room still looks like the city dump but the rest of the house she picks up! She and V even dyed their hair in the main bath and I didn't need to gut it to get rid of the stains.

This is a wonderful time. We are able to talk about things instead of her sulking and thinking I'm the meanest mom in the world. And, she actually likes the guy I'm dating. As much as I'm loving this time, I still miss this face, not the 80's hair but that perfect little face.

This is the last year of my baby's childhood and although I don't consider myself to be a Mommy blogger- Mo is much too old for that, I think for the next ten months you are going to be reading a lot of " When Mo was....." It's been a glorious ride and I wouldn't trade one minute of it!


  1. OMG! She's adorable and so is her mama! So cute! 17, huh? Wow! It all goes so fast.

  2. Oh, I remember the hairbows! You may be on to something. my Middle girl will be seventeen this week. She is the messiest person in the house. The other night she suddenly decided to clean out and organize a giant closet that was packed full. I was completely confused.
    I'm feeling the "I can't believe she's almost an adult" thing too. It's very weird and nice at the same time.

  3. She may be leaving her childhood and entering her womanhood friend but trust me, it is a wonderful time! I have such a awesome time with my Sara. The memories are unbelievable!!

  4. Just think of the fun times you and I could have if you lived back here..going shopping, getting coffee and laughing at other people,catching a movie and laughing til soda come out our noses...oh such memories...where did my little girl go??? I miss you so much the older I get the more I miss family...Love You Lots....

  5. You are a lucky lady. I was a terror at 17 and didn't become human until I was about 22. Enjoy every moment!


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