Last week Ivy sat at the dinner table with an attitude of, shall we say… discontent. John ever the problem solver asked, “Ivy, what brings you joy? What do you like?”

Ivy replied…

(Now mind you, Ivy has recently discover that she can read my blog. This is a new fact of life that I have seriously mixed feelings about but I can assure you, knowing that my lovely eldest daughter will read this sooner rather than later, I speak the truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God.)

… “eating…. And sleeping.”

John and I burst into laughter at this totally stereotypical teenage reply, which was of course totally unwarranted because she was only twelve at the time.

But today she is thirteen.

We now have a teenager in our midst. She likes eating, sleeping and even, when to pressed to answer by the laughter of her parents, reading and drawing.

She’s pretty alright, we think we’ll keep her.

Happy Birthday Ivy!



5 comments on “Teenager

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I would keep her too, she’s delightful…

  2. Widdershins says:

    Happy Birth Day, Ivy … may you score lots of loot!!! 😀

  3. Susie says:

    Happy Birthday Ivy! I like your likes…eating, sleeping, reading, and drawing. We should hang out sometime.

  4. tidalscribe says:

    Our very active, swimming, interested in everything daughter, dressed in stripy leggings and bright tops, suddenly changed into black clothes on her thirteenth birthday and withdrew from the water and everything. Fortunately, like a butterfly, she returned to her original active self after a few years!

  5. Aingealsile says:

    I have an Ivy, who just turned 13 on the 5th of Feb…and post-concussion syndrome. Your blog is great! I am reading it as my eyeballs allow since they don’t cooperate all the time anymore.

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