Pass the Tequila...

The teen years are going to be FUN! If my kid is this moody at, not even, 9 years what will we be facing when she actually has PMS? My hubby is already trying to figure out how he will survive with 3 menstrual women in the house. The man is doomed I tell you!

But back to my first baby. Breanna is a perfectionist. And that is the understatement of the year! For example... They are taking practice tests for the FCAT (Florida standardized Crap -Asstic Test) at her school this week. I am aware she has an extremely high IQ and she amazes me with her mathematical reasoning. (Don't worry it all evens out, she is special what with her lack of common sense and all.) So I know she will do fine on these tests. And although I believe standardized testing is bullshit and "no child left behind" is a leading to the downfall of our educational system, my kid, she rocks a scantron like nobody's business. On the math practice test today she missed one question. Yes ONE whole question, did I mention this is the PRACTICE test? The child came home in the worst mood ever!

I kid about her being her father's daughter, but she is. She loves all things math and science and geeky. Which, woo hoo, retirement plan of kids supporting us in our old age is looking good! Being a good University of Florida alumnae I had her doing the Gator Chomp before she could walk. But lately I've been talking up Ivy League schools, because my sister has sworn she'll pay for it when Breanna gets in. And it's working, she's been saying MIT might be where she'd like to go to college. Ask her why and she says INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, like hello, greatest idea ever! Here's the kicker, this kid of mine is so much like my sister, the perfectionist thing, I would totally blame on her, except I can't. They are not blood related, I am adopted, so they share no genes, yet, did I mention, same person?

Breanna is a rule follower, model student, great big sister, super sensitive, extremely shy kid. And I LOVE her beyond all limits! But this moody thing is making it very hard to live with her lately. She spends a lot of time in her room these days, sometimes by choice, sometimes by MY choice. I went to a Girl Scout luncheon with her this weekend, we also did a bit of shopping, just us and I really enjoyed being with her. I need to figure out how to bring that side out of her more often.

So that's my big girl. Practically the polar opposite of my baby. So much for my Nuture not Nature theory, huh?

4 comments:

Hehehe. My daughter did the moody thing quite early, and got over the worst of it by 14...until now. Sigh... They are tough to figure out, and in a class all by themselves.

February 27, 2008 at 7:27 AM  

We just need to start buying stock in Tampax now so we can at least have something positive to talk about during those LONG teenage years....hehe....love ya!

February 27, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

At least I know I won't be alone! And we can all be "mean" mommies together while they all whine about the stuff we won't let them do. hee hee!

February 27, 2008 at 9:27 PM  

Just thought I would add...I don't know what you are talking about....Bre was over here that day and was just fine...the fact that she was upstairs and said no more than two words to me has nothing to do with it...maybe it's all just you!! :)

February 28, 2008 at 8:11 AM  

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