Smells like teen spirit…and it really is Nirvana

 

Girls.  Teen girls. Preteen girls. Here they are in their natural state.

No one giving a mandatory peace sign while they stick their tongue out a la Miley Cyrus.

My girl is the one in the back – her two best buds are the cuties in the front (their mother is one of MY best buds, didn’t that work out well?)

This was taken at a local St. Patrick’s Day parade this year – I had taken 100 pictures of the three of them.  Each one identical (see note above re: peace sign).  This was 101.  Snuck in. A surprise. It’s my favorite.

As mothers we know what’s coming.  Relationships, break-ups, college, jobs, and if they choose…love-marriage-kids.

But for now, for today.  I like to see them like this. Giggling, silly, happy, wearing appropriate holiday attire and not trying to grow up too fast.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Neumar
    May 01, 2012 @ 13:56:06

    Your kids have NO idea how lucky they are to have you and your hubby as parents.For me it is especially heart warming to see how you value and enjoy the most important things in life,family! Keep up the great writing it brings smiles to my face.

    Reply

  2. coffeepoweredmom
    May 01, 2012 @ 15:36:54

    So sweet!

    Reply

  3. Kerry's Organized Chaos
    May 01, 2012 @ 18:31:46

    Beautifully said! Mine is 12 and between the school drama, boy/ girl drama, and homework, I love when I catch her still bing a kid! GREAT post!

    Reply

  4. betsyk1
    May 07, 2012 @ 23:57:29

    How could I resist clicking on a post with a title like that? So loved Nirvana! 🙂

    Reply

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