Monday, November 30, 2009

missing her

I am missing my daughter this morning.

We had 5 full days of her, and only had to share her once.

I know I may go a little overboard with the whole missing her thing. She is only at high school after all. But when you spend almost everyday together for 14 years it is a total adjustment.

So humor me.

Wednesday: first day of Thanksgiving break, technically she slept in until noon, but I wasn't about to complain. And when she got up and wanted to make us all pancakes, I didn't have the heart to point out it was noon and that we had already eaten, so I just smiled and said sure!

Thursday: Thanksgiving! Again the sleeping until noon, but when my youngest finally couldn't take it anymore and went and crawled in bed with her, it was worth the wait. No pancakes today, she was ready for chips and dip.

Friday: We watched movies and played with the kittens, and I don't think anyone argued with eachother the whole day! Heaven!

Saturday: ok here's where things start to get a little ugly. When she woke up I asked her if she wanted to get the Barbie house out for the girls, and play Barbies with us....................
I think I pushed it just a little too far, because at that exact moment the phone rang and she sprinted to it as if her life depended on it!
So, yes she spent the day at a friends house, but she didn't want to sleep over, she wanted to come home and watch a movie with me. I tried not to cry.

Saturday: I helped her with some homework ( what kind of teacher gives homework on a holiday vacation?) we ate pie for lunch, went to the movies with some friends, ate pie for dinner.

Sunday: We spent a great day together as a family. I think I saw her Dad give her 2 or 3 hugs throughout the day, he obviously misses her too, just hides it better. That night she asked me to come help her pick out some outfits for the week. I tried not to cry. She knows this is my favorite thing to do and not always hers.

Just maybe she's beem missing us too.


Irritable Mother said...

No one argued with each other for the WHOLE day? How did you do that?????

My daughter is 13 and she still likes to be "tucked in," still calls me Mommy, even holds my hand in public sometimes!
Oh, she is very much a teenager, too. But there are these moments to cherish, and I love them.
Enjoy your daughter today!

Such The Spot said...

Aw. She sounds like a very a-typical teenager. Definitely a young lady to be proud of!

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & your comments. And thanks for sharing your story. I had a similar experience 20 years ago when I had tendonitis in both arms so bad that I couldn't do anything. My mom & I had never had a great relationship, but she came from Indiana to help me, staying for 4 weeks. And it was the turning point in our relationship: I didn't feel like I HAD to be in control in MY home (I COULDN'T control anything!) She felt needed & by taking care of me & my family she felt more worth. She came to know Jesus at age 72, 2 months before He took her home after a sudden heart attack. How precious to know that one day I WILL see her again!
Not having a good relationship with her for years made me determined to do all I could to have a good one with my daughter, & God has really blessed ours. So I love reading about you & your daughter, too.

Gretchen said...

This is lovely. I would print it out and put it in a scrapbook/baby book for her. I'm so glad that the "shoulds" of getting up early and having only 3 (LOL) meals in a day were laid down so that life could be lived well together.