Bad mommy bad mommy.
I know her teachers would have said "That's not legal!"
My Daughter is 14 years old today and yesterday instead of sending her to school....I let her stay home. I know Bad Mommy, but there's a reason.
On Sunday we celebrated with family. Later that night she came to me a bit upset. She said she felt as if she was kind of invisible that day.
Her cousin and my son played ninjas or special ops or whatever boys like to play....and well 14 year old girls just don't.
All the adults were in the Kitchen hanging out and talking and she felt......left out.
It was her birthday and she felt left out.
I felt horrible. My Husband felt horrible. It was wrong.
So I told her. "You and Daddy and I are going to take the day off tomorrow. It'll be just us three."
I called the school to let them know that she would not be in yesterday.We took our baby girl out to eat for lunch at the restaurant of her choice.
We didn't talk about school or grades. We talked about everything and anything else. We laughed and joked around.
Later we took a walk. We went to the mall and she got to do something that she has wanted to do for quite a long time now....she got her ears pierced.
As she walked down the stairs this morning she was a absolutely beautiful....radiant even.
I have accepted the fact that She is getting older and craves more freedom. My job with my Husband is to hold on tight, but with full knowledge that our grasp is weakening. The pull is too strong and as much as we dislike it...she getting older and growing up. Eventually we will have to let go, but not now not yet. This time she didn't pull away. she wanted to be with us and we were there.
Yesterday we made our Daughter very happy. She had fun being with us and we were thrilled to hang out with her.
She is a great kid. A caring, intelligent beautiful young lady. And I thank God everyday.
Many would say it was irresponsible and wrong not to send her to school. They might say that the day with her could have been planned for another day.....but you know what?...it couldn't.
Sometimes things like this just can't wait. I say she is a great student and missing one day won't make a huge difference in her grades but it made a huge difference to her and I wouldn't trade those hours yesterday with her for all the money in the world.
Her smile and hug this morning was all the proof I needed.
Happy Birthday Baby Angel.
I love you with all my Heart,
P.S. It was fun playing hookey with you!