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October 6, 2010

There’s nothing worse than seeing your child upset, and knowing there’s nothing you can do about it. Unless it’s knowing that, even if you could do something about it, you really, really shouldn’t. Teenage girls get themselves in a terrible tangle with their social arrangements, and learning to dig themselves out of holes, even deep ones, is all part of growing up.

Still, it gave me enormous pleasure this morning to see one of my darlings texting someone who has just let her down. She pressed send, and a little smile appeared on a face which still bore the signs of a long night of tears. ‘Feeling a bit better now, darling?’ I ventured, trying not to pry when, of course, all I want is to know EXACTLY what is going on. ‘Yes. I sent X a message – and I didn’t put a single kiss at the end.’ The triumphant look in her eyes said it all. This is obviously the modern equivalent of posting a large turd through the other girl’s letterbox. Richly deserved, say I.

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  • Crystal Jigsaw October 6, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Definitely!! Hope she is okay now and the other girl gets the message!!

    CJ xx

    • Dulwich Divorcee October 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

      Thank you – yes, I’m hoping so too xx

  • littleredhen October 6, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I’m finding it very hard to keep my mouth shut and not offer unsolicited advice when Girl gets herself into those kind of situations.

    • Dulwich Divorcee October 6, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      I know! It’s really tough keeping my inner tigress down. Grrr!

  • Footballers Knees October 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I do know the feeling. I suspect that my son is making a total fool of himself over some unsuitable young hussy…you see – it turns me into Lady Bracknell!

    • Dulwich Divorcee October 7, 2010 at 2:40 am

      Well, don’t worry, if he marries her, you can make her life a total misery for years to come! There’s always a silver lining … 😉

  • Emma October 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Gosh I am so not looking forward to these days!!! Hope all is well now! x

    • Dulwich Divorcee October 7, 2010 at 2:40 am

      Thank you, I hope so! She was a bit wobbly going to school this morning but fingers crossed it’ll all blow over, thanks for your kind thoughts x

  • Jo Beaufoix October 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Well handled DD and what a love your little one is.
    And that last bit put a huge grin on my face. A virtual turd through the letterbox. Fabulous. 😀

    • Dulwich Divorcee October 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

      Thank you honey, yes, it’s the little things like that virtual turd that make parenting worthwhile 🙂 x

  • muummmeeeee! October 7, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Damn that’s harsh….

    • Dulwich Divorcee October 11, 2010 at 3:34 am

      It is harsh, mummeeeeee! But it’s a tough old world out there in teenagerland …..