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Quote: Mothers & Teenage Daughters

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
Erich Fromm

In a few days Angel turns 14, I know how did that happen. I look at my On this day / TimeHop of her through the years and she has changed so much from this little girl into a teenager with her own sense of self and style. Although looking at those photos shows me that she was always like this now she is just more outspoken about it. I am well aware at how different we are, and yet in some ways she is a carbon copy of me except i never had her fashion sense, i was born in the 70’s and am an 80’s teen, so that fashion sense was normal clothes for us…

+ She is crazy about Pineapples.
+ She is now obsessed with the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings (Since i found all 4 books at a local Book Sale). Most of all i love the she loves to read, as i was the same as a kid.
+ She Loves Taylor Swift.
+ She loves to draw and has really gotten into the whole colouring in craze, so that gives us something to talk about.

She is going through the “YOU HATE ME” stage. Or the i say something is Pink and she will say its purple with bright yellow polka dots, even though its clearly pink. She disagrees t disagree. Drives me to distraction. She has always had this headstrong streak about her, takes after her father, although she has now started to disagree with things that he says as well. No matter how many times i say to her Angel you are not yet an Adult, you have to listen to what we say to you, we are always the ones in the wrong.

I like to think that the headstrong part is helping her to become a more independent young Adult, and i hope that the things that i have taught her will be of use when she is older.

I hope that she knows even though we argue A LOT i still LOVE her, and i am still here if she ever needs me, and i always will be.

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