Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 311 – Teenager


“A mother’s treasure is her daughter.”

— Catherine Pulsifer

Thank you Spidey, for finding such a lovely quote.

Yesterday, was Lil Princess’s birthday. My daughter turned teenager.

I am quite overwhelmed, you know, because, firstly, I am now a mother to two teenagers. So I feel old!

But mainly, because I don’t know where the last thirteen years disappeared to. It only feels like the other day that she arrived, kicking and screaming, into the world, and now, she’s nearly a woman!

When people say, ‘make the most of those young years’, they are right. At the time, you may be finding it hard to deal with young children, and you wish away the years where they won’t sleep, keep crying, asking “Why?”, follow you everywhere, even the loo.

But, honestly, you will suddenly find yourself here, like me, with the kids who are full of hormones, and they don’t actually want to be anywhere near you, (unless they want something, in which case they can be really sweel!), they don’t really talk to you, their rooms start to smell, because they live in mini pigstys, no matter how much you try to keep them tidy…

Then, the flip side, when they get older, they become mini friends. The conversations you can have with them, the jokes you can share, and, with my girl anyway, the advice and tips on hair, clothes and make-up! (Mind you, I really don’t care about those things, but if I ask her for help, she’s in her element!)

We enjoy music together, silly Netflix films and series. Baking together in the kitchen, girlie chats about life.

It’s all part of the joys of being a mother, you know, and though I miss my little squidgy baby, I have a beautiful young lady by my side, now, and she will always be my baby…

Happy Birthday, Lil Princess 💜

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Have a peaceful, love-filled Sunday Peeps.   

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Keith
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 22:34:26

    Ritu, keep your sense of humor. It may come in handy with two teens. Also, have a quiet alcove to go recharge. High school gets better, but oh those middle school years, when hormones are blasting and social media is to handy. Keith

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  2. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 19:55:00

    Beautiful, Sis! There is much time becoming a grandma. :-)) Afterwards the best congratulations, to Lil Princess! What do their truly impressive drawing skills? I hope dayover you all had a wonderful celebration. Best wishes, Michael

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  3. johnrieber
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 17:11:16

    Beautifully said!

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  4. Darlene
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 16:15:36

    How special! Have fun being a mother of two teenagers! xo

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  5. willowdot21
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 13:47:59

    A beautiful post sis it’s all part of life’s rich tapestry 💜💜💜

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  6. Jennie
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 13:45:23

    Happy Birthday Lil Princess!

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  7. Erika
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 11:34:58

    You know, I did not care what gender my kids would have. But I hoped that there was at least one daughter amongst them. When my first child was a girl, I was happy and enjoyed the two boys after maybe even more… lol! You feel old? My three “babies” are between 18 and 25… lol! Enjoy your youth… haha.

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  8. Steve Tanham
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 08:21:51

    How lovely, Ritu! And how much love in those words. And, one day, they will become full adult friends, and you will have lots in common. Happy Birthday to your ‘Lil Princess’.

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  9. rosidabegum
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 06:57:13

    Happy birthday to your Lil Princess. Wonderful post. I can relate to your feelings🥰

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  10. Pepper
    Feb 21, 2021 @ 06:15:51

    Happy birthday to her! I have 3 year old twins and feel like this post was a reminder for me. Time goes by fast and they may soon reach a stage where they don’t want to be around you.

    I hope your new teenager let’s you squish her though 🙂

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    • Ritu
      Feb 21, 2021 @ 09:59:41

      Thank you, Pepper!
      I manage to get the odd squish, but they are definitely less.but I’m hopeful, she will allow more squishes as the hormones settle!
      Enjoy your time with those little ones. Time really does Fly! 💜



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