I know my girls read this blog even if it isn’t the cool thing to do, they have both at different times made mention to something or another that I have written about. So with the thought that they may read this one as well I just want to address a few words to them.
It doesn’t matter who is right. It only matters who is in charge. Of course this does not apply when moral issues are at stake. But the fact is you are not going to like every teacher or coach. Some will make mistakes. Some will be unfair. Some might even be rude. None of this gives you the right to be disrespectful. If you buck a teacher the teacher will always win.
The most attractive girl in any room is the one with confidence. Stand up straight and know you are something special.
Never underestimate the impact of even the smallest act of kindness. For some your smile might be the only smile or attention they receive all day. Always be kind.
Some things are still personal. Boys (or anyone for that matter) don’t want to see you put on deodorant, pick your nose or hear about well you know that one week…
Learn to load the dishwasher properly. Ok that has nothing to do with school I would just love for you to learn this ;)
Don’t be hot. Be beautiful. Commodities are hot. Commodities are to be used and discarded. But if something is beautiful it is valued and treasured. You both are so very beautiful (and no I don’t get paid to say that) you truly are beautiful.
I wish I could say this was all you need to know about high school I am sure it isn’t. I am sure you wish this was all I have to say truth is it isn’t. There is so much more I will want to tell you over the next few years while you’re still living at home with your dad and me. Sometimes you won’t want to hear it, you’ll think I am old fashion or out of touch maybe even a nag, you will even want me to butt out and leave you alone.
Sorry. That will not happen. High school is great, but it is by no means the greatest time of your whole lives. It gets so much better. I am proud of you. I have faith in you. I love you. Make good choices and know that I am here for you no matter what.