Friday, January 12, 2007

I'm utterly freaked


Oh no, I'm so not ready for this. One of the twins, I wasn't paying attention (can you hear the curses echoing through cyberspace?) has some variety of a boyfriend!!!!!! I was picking them up from the movies and, as most of the kids walked toward the car, one of the girls stayed behind and she and a boy lingered and then embraced. Not just a pal-type hug. An embrace.

Five seconds ago Rose and Sara were fat, spikey haired babies who needed me to hold them if the wind blew too loudly. Two seconds ago Sara announced to me, "I'm never wearing a dress again, I never want to have a baby, and I never want to have breasts." And now they're making off with my makeup and plucking their eyebrows.

I haven't had the specifics-of-birth-control talk with them -- 'here are the different kinds and, oh, by the way, do you need it?' I thought I had time.... I wanted to believe I had time.

So any advice those of you who've passed this way before can give me would be of use.

1 comment:

Anna Rae said...

Step back, take a breath and relax. All is as it should be.
I remember well the day my daughter first shaved her legs, she has a long scar on the front of her ankle now. I remember all too well "the" questions and the conversations and advice that followed. I also remember when I was no longer the most important person in my daughter's life. I was replaced by a skinny, greasy haired, zit faced boy that avoided eye contact and social interaction with parent types. The boy is history as are a few others.
My baby girl chose a difficult path to follow. We have had our struggles and sometimes didn't particularly like each other. My little sweetheart will be 24 on Valentine's Day. Today she called just to tell me that she was safe and warm and that she loves me. Now if she would just lose her current love interest I would be extatic... All I can do is step back, take a breath, and relax. For my daughter; all is as it should be, and if she is truely happy, I am blessed.
Hang in there girl, you're in for an interesting ride!