Did you feel the shift in the balance today?
I certainly did.
Life changed today.
It will never be the same.
Today two girlies turned thirteen.
Today I officially have three teenagers in my life.
Today, The Bickersons have joined their older sister in that transition period of life from child to young adult.
Today, instead of one package of raging adolescent hormones, I have three.
Three girlies that stand tall and beautiful, with intelligence and talent, that will - with the flip of an inner switch that no one can see, no one can control - without warning, mutate before my very eyes into a raging, weeping, screeching, foot stomping, chest heaving creature of warped defiance.
Then, just as suddenly, the mutation resolves and the transformation back into the sweet and lovely girlies that have been the light of my life and delight of my soul.
Yep ... It's happened. Life has marched on and now I am living in the danger zone. I have increased my whiplash insurance and purchased stock in my favorite haircolor . I have purchased mass quantities of migraine relief and stocked up the first aid kit with antiseptic and gauze, not to mention bandaids. I have also stocked up on various assortments of chocolates, including various types of brownies and ice cream, and made the aquaintace of a friendly bail bondsman.
Other than continual praying for an increase in my patience level, I don't know of anything else I can actually add to my survival kit.
I'd like to believe that weathering the coming years will be a breeze, however I have this fear that niggles in the back of my mind.
I keep hearing my mother's voice.
"I hope you have a teenage girl JUST LIKE YOU!"
The voice vibrates in triplicate.
Could someone please pass the paper bag? I feel the need to hyperventilate.