Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG

I'm not saying that i'm entirely furious or anything, but honestly, my oldest daughter has me worried   It's bad enough that she went and turned 16.  It was worse when she actually got her drivers licencse… but now NOW she saved her money and went and bought a car –and she can actually drive it around when I let her.  How could she?  I mean, she's all big and like, OLD now.  before i know it she'll be marching down the aisle to get married.  How can this be happening to me????  I started getting nervous when she turned 10 — but I never really thought she'd go and turn 16 and then start turning into an adult.  She doesn't care that I wanted her to stay 15 and a half for at least another seven years.  It's pure rebellion.  I need a blueberry muffin and a pint of chocolate milk.

May 31st, 2005 - Posted in Uncategorized | | 0 Comments

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  1. frogiggie89 said,

    on June 1st, 2005 at 1:18 am

    er ehhhhhh

    Man, I hate growing up. I mean, after mom finishes glaring at me from across the room and giving me silent treatment for about 5 months, it's not so bad. But she has this way of making me feel SOOOOOOOO guilty if I even look at keychains or say I like my new shoes. What's worse is she can make me feel guilty while she plans my future wedding. She'll get all into it, and then she stops, glares at me, shrieks "Coie, Stop planning on growing up so fast! bad bad bad bad bad!", then she locks herself in her room and cries. And the only thing I did during that whole episode was do the dishes and snort at the idea of her planning my wedding. I'm just gonna chain myself to my chair…..and my blog……….which I now like…………

  2. bondservant4jc said,

    on June 1st, 2005 at 6:25 am

    You're making me teary

    O gosh….I have to tell you a funny that I thought of when your mentioned Coie turning 10. The night before Kahli's 9th birthday I was having a major breakdown on how old she had gotten, etc., etc. ( I was mildly <snicker> hormonal.) Well my poor husband, I don't know what he was thinking, casually mutters, "halfway."

    "What?" I say.

    "Halfway, she's halfway to eighteen."

    Blurt, blubber, sniffle sniffle as I run out to the porch to sob. When I finally came in and apologized profusely and said he was an idiot and not thinking and all of that. But the damage was done, the countdown began. So, thanks Jen, thanks for reminding me again. It was bad enought when I just got my license renewed and Kahli chuckled and commented that the next time I got it renewed she would have her license…yeah well we'll see about that…bwahhhahahh

  3. spunkyhomeschool said,

    on June 1st, 2005 at 7:27 am

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    Would you have that blueberry muffin already. And while you're eating it to calm yourself down again (bread is a great calmer downer) take a few moments and read my post called

    Taking a Back Seat.

    I just posted it a day or two ago you can read it here

  4. Anonymous said,

    on June 1st, 2005 at 12:01 pm

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    First of all, Jen, I would like to thank you from the absolute bottom of my heart for all of the fabulous time I got to spend with you and Kate this past weekend. Truly it was just amazing. You are both such incredible ladies I was just blown away. Thank you, thank you, thank you… and thank you also for the kind words on your blog. I am just so grateful.

    I cannot fathom having a 16-year-old-daughter, but I'm sure it must be bittersweet… full of wonderful moments and heartbreaking moments.

    And now I have your secret! HA!!! You're willowy, movie-star slim because of the Atkins diet!! No WONDER you ate only bunny food and a morsel or two of chicken! 🙂

    Again, thank you, thank you, thank you,


  5. ByHisGraceInColorado said,

    on June 1st, 2005 at 8:31 pm

    Ungrateful daughters and impatient peer groups

    Oh, Jen. I feel your pain. Last night my 13 yr. old and I escaped for some shopping together…..and she is nearly taller than I. While we were in the store she said "Mom, when I get married and have kids, I am just going to get a sitter, call you up to go shopping for nothing and we will just eat chocolate together and have a great time!" She said this while linking her arm in mine and I was laughing right there in the dollar store, with tears in my eyes.

    And by the way, I am done with all my important domestic duties (other than cooking) and have posted to my Blah-g.


  6. JenIG said,

    on June 2nd, 2005 at 1:12 am

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    that is just the best, nancy. we are truly blessed to have such beautiful daughters. i cannot WAIT to see you in person when i come out to Co in july.

    and kolbi, you are SOOOOOO sweet and funny and nice. I tried to post to your blog from your other site (after all the nice things you said on it — Kate sent me the link) — but I'm such a doorknob that somehow i couldn't get it to post.

  7. adegrasse said,

    on June 9th, 2005 at 7:03 pm


    I am almost there too, my oldest is now 13….thirTEEN…ugh! I am offcially the mother of a TEENager! I look at all of my daughters and try to remember those days when they would sleep cuddled next to me as infants. I cant believe how quickly time flies, I dont want my babies to grow up.


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