[Post read and approved by the eldest daughter]
From the following - please pick the one that equals $600.00 paid by SkippyMom and Pooldad:
a.) 12 months of water usage
b.) 30 months of car insurance for one vehicle
c.) electronics and eyeware our eldest daughter has managed to lose in 12 months
d.) all of the above
If you picked D you are correct!
I know I brag on my kids. What Mama doesn't? Still, the eldest - with her A average, band participation, MUN attendance and NHS membership - is going to make me pull my hair out or go prematurely gray! HELP!
She has lost two pair of eye glasses in one year. Now I ask you - as fellow eyewear patrons - who loses GLASSES? WHO? Does she not need them to - I don't know - SEE? At what point does she put them down and say - "Oh no need for these right now." Um, YES SWEETIE - you have a need - you are blind as a bat and you aren't supposed to take them off. Heavy Mom sigh.
The second pair? Okay. Who wears eye glasses on a roller coaster? A roller coaster that turns upside down? Yes - she had pockets and Yes! she had a purse. Did it not occur to her that $123 worth of eyewear was going to fly off her pretty little head at speeds upwards of 80 mph with gravity in play? I guess not. [I know the price by heart because I have bought them 3 times]
As for the electronics - One IPOD and one Zune - I don't even want to discuss this.
What amazes me, though I guess it shouldn't, is she has managed to hold on to her "pay as you go" Virgin Mobile cellphone for 2 years. Oh - that's right - it contains IMPORTANT information. You know - all those numbers and emails to her buddies.
And although it has no monetary value - I must add in that her 11 year old sister has managed to keep and use her house key for the past two years.
Any guesses to how fast the eldest lost her house key? If you were in the single digits, for days - not months - then you are 2/2 on this quiz.
What are you supposed to do when you kid is excelling in so many other parts of her world - but can't manage to hold on to things of importance [glasses] and value [MP3 players].
The glasses I had to replace, obviously, but I was hard pressed to replace the original IPOD. Some of you will remember it "may" have been stolen [from my old blog]. Now I am not so sure, but her Dad and I did replace it - and she lost it.
We did solve the glasses problem tho' - she has contacts now - and if she loses those?
I love her. She is wonderful. I don't have teen drama, she doesn't fight with me - heck she doesn't even want to drive at this point - but I just don't know what to do.