Thursday, May 29, 2008


Thirteen Indicators that Your Almost 18 Year Old is Growing Up!

  1. She is writing her final highschool English University level essay and asked me to edit it. (She's never shown me any essay she's ever written before on purpose! I may have accidentally peeked but that's a different post.)

  2. She tells me on the drive home from school that she's looking forward to doing her homework tonight because of how good she'll feel when it's all done. (Yes, she is my daughter, I checked her DNA!)

  3. She is gainfully employed. (In fact, she may have two jobs as she has another interview tomorrow.)

  4. She postponed her driving test because SHE feels she needs more time to practise. (Hallelujah, praise the Lord!)

  5. She has been going out with the same boy for over a year and he's the first boyfriend since Gr. 9 four years ago when she chose them for their "cute" factor. (Not that this one isn't cute, but he is also gainfully employed, also heading off to university in the fall, and wants to be a LAWYER!)

  6. She told me not to buy water in plastic bottles anymore and carries a reusable water bottle.

  7. After four years of spending her wages on cafeteria food and fast food lunches she now packs a lunch each day with fresh vegetables, fruit and yogurt. (Maybe I should get that DNA rechecked!)

  8. She offers to do the dishes. Offers.

  9. Anti-exercise all her life except for highland dancing, she now walks, jogs and goes to hot yoga. (Have aliens landed and I wasn't informed?)

  10. Wanting to keep up with world events she watches the news. (This is the same girl who thought Much Music was the only channel on TV. )

  11. She told me the other day that if I was having a bad day or was having any problems that I could talk to her anytime if it would help. Awwwwwwwwwww!

  12. She has cleaned up her room several times over the past few weeks WITHOUT me asking her to! This is MAJOR!!

  13. She bought me a new set of plates because she felt bad about breaking one.

I'm sure more indicators will be forthcoming - I can't wait until she can kills spiders on her own!

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Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to when my son discovers #2.

angie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. When my daughters grow up, I hope they are just like yours. WOW!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congratulations, Mom. You did an amazing job with her. The proof's right there for all to see.

Patty said...

Great list! Sounds like you have raised her up right!

On a limb with Claudia said...

YES!! A job well done! Congratulations - you deserve a lot of credit for this!

Happy TT! (I'd love a scone recipe - I have a white flour recipe that's wonderful but not an oat one.... would ya share with a poor Irish girl? :)

SandyCarlson said...

How awesome is that! Congratulations. She sounds like a great young lady.

Lori said...

Well, I just responded and it got lost. Isnt it a wonderful thing when you realize they are growing up?? How proud you must be. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)

Danica/Dream said...

Wow!! She sounds wonderful. I can't wait til mine do the same!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

First of all, a daughter like this is an absolute blessing... Out of the three, we have one like this... and two that are... well... more like one would expect!!!

Geat TT!

Sue said...

Hahaha I still can't kill spiders on my own! Great list :)

creme brulee aka GH said...

a great list and daughter/niece. unka gordie

ps we have dishes she could do!

Meju said...

Bless your heart! I hope you will kindly direct the "alien" at work with your teen, to my 15 yr. old! Thanks for dropping by my "world".