So, I became the parent of a teen on Wednesday. And though we've had our ups and downs the last 12 months, despite everything, I couldn't help myself and spoiled the child rotten!
She woke up early to balloons and flowers and opened her cards. I made her favourite breakfast of French toast while pulling the boys lunches together. Then she went off to school with her invitations (very late) for tonight's sleepover. Then it was off to her favourite restaurant Romano's Macaroni Grill for her favourite macaroni and cheese! (I know, very fancy, right!) with Gigi's cupcakes for dessert. She was given her gifts while we waited for dinner and she received a very nice, even if I do say so myself, purple Pandora bracelet with a music note charm from me, Call of Duty Black Ops II from her brothers with a purple controller, then the coup de grace was waiting on the passenger seat of the car when she came out of the restaurant. A new laptop bundle, which was just too big to wrap, my firefighter suggested leaving it on the seat for her. Her face was priceless!!
So job well done on Wednesday, I've had to take a half day today to get everything ready for her 'party' which is more just a gathering of friends to ooh and ahh over her gifts... And a few ladies to help me get over the fact that I am old. Old enough to have a teen.