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T minus 10 days and counting…

Posted: August 19, 2010 in Parenting

Liz here. Chasitty informed me that my count was all wrong and we were actually leaving in 10 days, not 11. See this countdown is more important to her than you may know. We are leaving town on Aug 29, which happens to be her 13th birthday. To all those we love in FL, the little girl you last saw in person when she was 6 is about to be an official teenager! She has asked for red highlights in her hair and a nose piercing to celebrate. I’m feeling something more along the lines of Play-Doh or markers…some new flip flops maybe?

Honestly though, I’m fine with both her requests. This is NOt one of those battles I’m going to pick. Modest clothing? Yes. Appropriate attitude toward adults? Yes! Putting her time with God first in her life? YES! A hair color that she’ll get tired of and a hole that will quickly heal? No. Maybe you disagree. And that’s fine. 😉 It’s one of those things we can disagree about.

What do you think about Chasitty’s requests? Are they reasonable or should we refuse? Does this really matter or is it like eating pork?