Um yeah. Start preparing now.
The funny thing about having boy/girl twins....is watching how physically they are different even though you know they are the same exact age. Girls naturally mature before boys, that is just Biology. But when you see it in front of you.....it really is something else.
Oh Sassy. I am not ready for you to be a teen. Wanna stay little just a bit longer??? No? Yeah, I didn't think so....
Sassy has gotten tall. Very Tall. I am almost 5'8", and G-man is 6'4". It is in her genes. But this rapid growth has caused a few things.
- She tried on her spring and summer clothes from last year, and just about NOTHING fit. All the t-shirts were tight and showed her belly if she lifted her hands.. She couldn't zip her jeans.
- She has stretch marks on her thighs. Really nasty ones. Vitamin E cream, here we come.
- She has complained a few times about her legs hurting (I had joint pain in my knees when I grew)
She is also starting to "blossom." (Men, look away). She doesn't need a bra YET, but we are getting there. I am guessing that by the end of the summer, she will be in something. Particularly since she will be starting 6th grade, and changing for gym class.
We have started to have some more grown up talks. The breast talk went well (this is normal and natural....blah blah). The menstruation talk...well that was met with "ewwwww, GROSS!". She emphatically said she wasn't going to do that. Uh, yeah....sure. Let me know how that works out for ya. We haven't had THE talk yet.....wish me luck.
We did talk about body changes, including hair growth. Oh my. I wasn't ready for this. Of all the talks, this is the one that knocked me on my arse. Sassy takes a shower by herself. I rarely see her unclothed body. So I talked about getting hair in new places, and asked her if she had any. She was a little embarrassed, but yes.....ok sweetie, can I see?
Oh. My. Goodness.
My kid had patches of hair under arms. I was expecting a hair or two. I was NOT expecting a PATCH. I looked at her legs, and yes, her peach fuzz has started to change. We didn't go past this...I told her that it is normal to get more hair, but that is her business, but I am happy to talk about it if she needs to.
But....ok....now I am going to have to teach her how to SHAVE. She can't go to camp with big patches of hair under her arms. She will be made fun of! So once the weather gets a little warmer....I have to teach my kid how to safely shave!
I am already starting to picture our bathroom being overrun with teenage girl stuff. More razors, lotions, hair products. Oh my. Add in her soon to be bras. I can't do this!!!
And the ATTITUDE. It isn't an always there thing...but boy can she get nasty at times. She stomps around. She doesn't have a door on her room right now (just a curtain), so she goes into the bathroom to slam the door. She rolls her eyes. She talks back. Oh no my little girl. That isn't going to fly around here.
She does not have her own cell phone yet. But she likes to text "us." So she will borrow my phone (with permission) to text her dad or Nannie. She has all the text lingo down, the emoticons, the abbreviations. It is just a matter of time before she asks for her own phone (and for the record, we don't think she is ready yet, so the answer will be No for now. I am fully aware this will come in the future).
Oh my little baby.....where did you go?????
|Sassy at 2.5 yrs|
|Sassy at 10.5 yrs|