Making Choices

I’ve always stressed to the girls that they are constantly making choices.  They are continuously deciding what to where, what to do, who to befriend, how to act…well, I’m sure you get the picture.  As a mother, I can only hope that they are choosing to listen to my words and think about what I am telling them.   Every once in a while, I’m lucky to get a little glimpse as to what seeps in. 

This morning, Shaun took it upon himself to wake Mimi up as she had people to see and places to be.  Now some sweet and caring fathers would chose to softly speak or perhaps even gently shake a sleeping child.  Unfortunately for Mimi, that’s not quite Shaun’s style.  He’s more of the ilk to rip the covers off, use a nearby cat tail to tickle the nose, or perhaps a finger in the ear and of course, obnoxious singing.

Not too surprisingly, Mimi was in quite the foul mood when she finally crawled out of bed.  She announced at the top of her lungs to anyone that would listen (including some confused neighbors out walking their dog) that she was going to be in a horrible mood all day long, and it was all her dad’s fault  because of how he had woken her up.

KT looked up from what she was doing and philosophically told her sister that she could make the choice to be in a bad mood all day long or she could chose to let it go and have a good day. 

Mimi glared for a moment before rudely screaming “Shut Up KT!”  (Ah, the joys of living with teenage siblings)

KT merely smirked and said “Well, I guess she’s made her choice”.

It’s good to know they are listening….


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13 Responses to Making Choices

  1. Shaun says:

    You blogged!!! And I was in it!!!! Yay!!!!

  2. Hilary says:

    Yes, they do listen but it just takes so long until we have proof sometimes. Shaun, go wake KT up like that tomorrow. I want to know what she chooses. 😉

  3. Jay says:

    Having been a teenager at one time, I have to let you know that it’s entirely possible that KT was mocking BOTH of you guys. I mean, probably not. I’m sure she’s a nice kid who would never do anything like that. But, I’m just sayin’ I would have been mocking both of you at that age. 😉

  4. He’s a brave man–I don’t enter the teenage room on a wakeup mission ever.

  5. Kathy Ariano says:

    Ah! Teenage girls… Been there, too. Loved this post. If you haven’t read it already — please check out my older post “The Great Tampon War of 1994”. I think you might find it pertinent.

  6. Amanda D says:

    Sometimes as moms we have to cling to these glimpses that they are hearing us! Great post.

    Also, thanks for your comment on my last post. I appreciated it!

  7. This was too funny. Loved it.

  8. Pamela says:

    I had something to say but completely forget it when I saw your first commenter. MEN.. they mess with your head (and your moods… poor Mimi …)

  9. Tylor says:

    Just remember to never tell them that they did as you said. If you do they’ll never do it again.

  10. Becky says:

    My dad used to POUND on my door and BELLOW in “REBECCA! WAKE UP!” in the most cheerful tone ever. It was SO annoying.

  11. Cazzie says:

    What about a massage, that NEVER goes astray 🙂

  12. Patti (mom) says:

    Oh, Meggie is so much fun to wake up in the morning! I love to wake her with the great reactor of blowing in her ear! And of course KT never has to be woken up — what kind of english is that…hmmmm.

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