Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Darling Daughter

Girlie Girl looking discolicious.
Here is a rare Sunday post for you, because I had a moment and because my daughter kills me :-) Honestly, sometimes I think some gnome switched her at birth with my true daughter. I love her with all my heart and soul, but boy! She is a handful.

This evening I heard her on the phone in her room. I wasn't eavesdropping, she was speaking quite loudly as she often does. She was telling her friend Joanna "So, you are saying you expect my mom to give you you a ride to Tori's AND home? My mom works tomorrow, she's not going to want to go all the way over to Tori's, then all the way over to your house!" Well, I have to say I was uncommonly touched. It is not like Girlie Girl to worry about my feelings like that. She loves offering up my driving services! Anyway, a couple minutes later she comes out and asks me to take her and Joanna to Tori's. I said sure. As we're leaving she starts mock complaining about her popularity. How she would prefer to just stay home and watch tv...why couldn't she be like one of those girls who does Pageantry. Of course, I get mildly offended, as an old time Drill Team co-captain. I told her those girls are every bit as busy as her, just not WITH her. She asked who they could possibly be spending time with and I explained to her that they had each other and their other geeky band friends to enjoy. I don't think she bought it. Then in the car, she explains to me that they are going to Tori's, but that at around 10, she is going to call me and could I take her to Dani's to spend the night. Joanna will get a ride from her dad later, but she is telling Joanna that I have to come so "early" because I have work tomorrow. So that whole defense of me thing was a cover story to get her from one friends house to another's with no hurt feelings! Lawd. So, I have to ask myself, where did this little girl come from? haha! Okay, thats my little Girlie Girl story. Time to begin another week...

4 comments:

Churlita said...

Aren't teens hilarious. They always seem to be working some angle. Sometimes it just takes a while to figure out what it is.

aliencg said...

So she's working toward a career in politics? Say one thing, mean something else and do something altogether different.

Tara said...

My friend and her brother got a couple rides from my mom and then after that they expected it all the time. I think my mom got tired of it, so I told my friend that my mom is not a limo driver, or something like that. They stopped for about a week, I think and then came back.

laura b. said...

Churlita: I am someone who should know better by now, but I can still be tripped up when my guard is down.

AlienCG: This girl should definitely consider that career path. She'd be a natural. All the instincts are there.

Tara: See, now? You were a NICE, KIND daughter, not wanting your mom to be taken advantage of! We need more like you in the world :-)