The best moments of my life are when my tween daughter actually shows me she loves me and reminds me that we have a close relationship. This doesn’t mean that she actually admits such uncoolness in front of anyone, but rather in the things she does.
For instance, last week I was asked to save her from the stupid bus. The text was something like “Hi Mom. How are you? I am on the stupid bus. Help me please” and I must admit that text out of the blue made me giggle a little. I replied sarcastically and reminded her to just yell squirrel when things seem not so great! She laughed. She knows her Mama is a total dork but is also seriously there when the time calls for a serious mom/daughter chat.
I love that my daughter is nearing 11 years old and even with the moments where she isn’t too fond on showing that we are super close to her friends, because, as she told me – it is not cool to be close to your Mom. Her friends just do not get it because they are not close to their parents like her & I are. I am okay with that, I will lay low when friends are around as to not be overly embarrassing.
It’s the moments when just Ki and I head to the store to grab something really quick and we got out of the car. She steps over to me and wraps her arm around mine and we walk with a skip in our beat and smiles on our faces. It’s no big deal to her to do that. It means so much to me, this no big deal gesture of walking arm in arm, because it shows me that even though she is only 6″ shorter than her Mama and is growing up that she still loves her Mama and needs her to be there always!
You can learn more about how our mother/daughter relationship was formed and how you can be a positive parent and woman/tween by purchasing our book Positive Girl – The Power of Positive on Amazon.com.