Happy Birthday Makayla!

Just sending a happy birthday shout out to my daughters best friend, Makayla. She is back stateside but the girls have been friends since they were in diapers. Makayla’s mom and I have been through deployments, pregnancies, and every other thing you can think of!

Happy 10th Birthday Makayla! Hope you have a wonderful day!

M & M best buddies!

We haven’t seen them in a couple of years and miss them terribly, one of the downfalls of being a military family!

All our kiddos together!

Girls, girls, girls

Why oh why do girls have to be so difficult? For once, I am not talking about my own. While getting ready for bed tonight M came to me and was talking about two of her friends that are pairing up and sitting with each other and not with her.  The seating chart is two boys and two girls per table and she is feeling left out. Now this isn’t the first time (and I am sure it won’t be the last) that we’ve had to talk through these issues. Why are girls so thoughtless of how they hurt each other? 

This is such a difficult age to navigate, girls just get worse from here.  My boring advice as a parent, find another friend. Hang out with someone who wants to hang out with you.  Sometimes the more you try to hang out with someone, the less they want to hang out with you.  We’ve tried telling her that she shouldn’t allow others to dictate how she feels, but she is a delicate flower like her mother. I know how much it sucks to feel left out, it hurts as much at 30 as it does at 13.

I know this is really only something she can work through herself, and I’m hoping by doing so she learns what is and isn’t acceptable behavior from a friend.  It’s hard because as her mama I want to tell her ‘stop talking to those little brats!’ but it just comes with the territory of having a tween girl.