June 08, 2011

Estrogen Stole My Daughter

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Once upon a time I had a sweet little baby named Morgan. She loved kittens and let me put her hair up in pony tails and sparkly clips. Then, one day, a mean and evil visitor came to my house named ESTROGEN.

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And my eleven year old daughter began transforming in to a twelve year old transformer from planet "What-Ever, Loser."

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The transformation is not yet complete, but it is hard to watch. One minute, she's goofy and strange... the next minute she's weepy and hides in her room.

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Every now and then, she looks so happy and normal that I forget she's really an alien in my daughter's body. The End. ... Just the beginning, I'm sure...




*Photos - credit to Frankie G. Editing by me.

17 comments:

Susan said...

I have a 13yo going on 14 this summer, a 12 yo and a 9 going on 10 this summer. Did I mention they are all girls? I feel ya!

Blossom said...

I know... I know... this too shall pass.
My dd is almost 15 and I'm so thanking my lucky stars (well, God actually) that she is becoming more 'normal' but in a grown up sort of way. Sometimes it was too confusing for words.

Rachel E. said...

Oh, I could write this one. Wow! My daughter just recently turned 13, but I have been dealing with the alien for three years. It makes you wonder if we were the same way. I don't recall.

Rebecca said...

Oh my....my sweet...uhum...sometimes not so sweet little 8 yr old daughter...keeps me guessing on what we are in for during those days to come. I look forward to reading your posts on how to remain/be a loving/gentle mother. Blessings and prayers!

Maggie Hogan said...

Hugs! I remember ME at that age. Ouch. God gave us sons (although I am here to say sons go through the whole hormone thing too!) and now I have two little grand daughters. I will get to watch the changes without living daily with them :-) I love being a grand mom! LOL!
You did a great job with the pics and this post.

The Shades of Pink said...

Well I'll tell you what...my dd hit "full on puberty" (you know what I mean) at late 10 or early 11 and her mood swings started before that...I promise you by the time she was 13 her moods had regulated. She's still a little on edge at times, but really, who isn't?

It'll even out sooner than you think!

I think the boys' hormones are a lot more difficult to deal with than the girls!

Carver-Family said...

I laughed out loud at this post!!! I love that you are putting a comical twist to a trying time. Hopefully she doesnt read your blog or that might throw her into full meltdown.. :)

Dianna said...

Oh my this is so my daughter right now.

Theresa said...

I can completely relate! My 11 year old is going through the same thing.

Anonymous said...

My daughter did the same thing at 12 and it lasted a few years before leveling out. She is now 23 and getting married in August. I would love to go back and 'enjoy' those dramatic years once again...or not:-)

Jenn said...

The pictures MAKE the post. haha! I love that child. You WILL survive. Because you have to hold my hand w/Maggie P.

Although I can't imagine it being any worse than what we are going thru with the boy and his emotions.

If it's twice as bad, please don't tell me. Otherwise, I may consider boarding school.

Mama Teaching 3 said...

She is becoming a beautiful young lady. :)

Elijah will be 13 in November...the changes are amazing. I look at a child I know, a friends child, and remember just a few years ago that MAN who towers above me was just turning 13. Wah!

Gwen Toliver said...

Okay, Heather, you're scaring me. :) Our oldest daughter is just 18 mo from being a teenager and considering how I acted at that age, I have a lot to be scared of....

However, I know she is MUCH sweeter natured than I ever was, so I have hope. And I just keep praying for my whole crew. :)

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

at least she is still sweet morgan! even if punctuated by moments of crazy crying.

Craig said...

first – an apology – I've been a blog lurker for a while. I may have commented once – maybe – can't remember. Being a man – and reading in this community – and writing in this community – for this community – it leaves me I think always as somewhat of an outsider. So I've learned to be more careful in barging in with comments. When I began blogging I didn't recognize this need. I do now. It is a special community that Christian women have forged on the inter-webs. That being said, I heart your words.and about this post. It has to be one of the hardest things for mom. It's the joy that comes from watching them grow, yet the pain of having let them go – little by little. From baby to child, from child tween, from tween and teen, from teen to adult, from adult to married adult. God bless you through all of these transitions. And God bless each and every one of yours this day.

Stacy said...

I love the pictures!

And I'm a little scared now...

My girl is tuning 10 and it's getting interesting.

Hang on...there is another (brighter) side. It's coming!

Dawn @ 5 Kids and a Dog said...

Been there, done that, THREE TIMES! All I can tell you is this: When 17 rolls around you will recognize her again. It takes time. Pick your battles carefully! We are finally evening out on this final hormone wave with our youngest daughter, now 17. Hang on tight because you're in for a ride! :) (And ENJOY HER because never again will she be this goofy and fun to be around!)

 

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