I love this kid. She’s fourteen today and I can’t decide if I should beam with pride or hide myself in the closet and drown in my sorrows while eating Cheetos and Oreos.
Rebecca just attended her orientation for High School last Friday and it really hit me that I have 4 years left with her. 4 years. Make them count keeps repeating over and over in my head like a broken record.
My heart and pride for Rebecca can easily be summed up in this post that I just wrote a couple of weeks ago. So tonight I asked Rebecca to help tell me the 14 things she thinks you should know about her. At first I got an eye roll, but when her siblings were going to bed and she realized that this meant time alone with her mom and dad without competition, she was game.
14 things you should know about me by Rebecca
I am shy around strangers, but goofy and loud with my friends.
Don’t ask me to tell you my friend’s secrets. I won’t tell you. I am pretty loyal and nothing hurts me more than people who betray others. Nothing.
I thought picture taking was stupid until my mom showed me Instagram. Now, I pose. A lot.
I have size 9.5 shoes and got caught borrowing my mom’s shoes for school. My favorites were her canvas and red TOMS.
I love to shop. I love Forever 21, Vans shoe store, Bath and Body Works, and Claire’s.
I love food. Period. I can’t tell you my favorites but I can tell you that I don’t like dark chocolate candies, onions in my salad, and tomatoes. If it doesn’t contain those, then I’ll have seconds please. My grandpa understands my love of food. We ate Eegees and Dairy Queen in the same hour.
I love my sisters and brother, but they have their moments. Samantha prefers Emily at times and that hurts my feelings. I get it though – Emily is pretty cool.
I am loved. I have a dad who doesn’t have to say I’m his biologically, but he chooses to. That’s really cool.
I loved the Hunger Games series and I’m totally Team Peeta. My friends are Team Gale, but it’s only because he is hot in the movie. In the book, he seems like a loser.
I’m excited to go to Wyldlife camp next month in California. This will be my third year and I’m looking forward to the rope course, skits, and the giant mud pit.
I like to use the Emoji app on my phone. I can’t ever end a text to my mom, dad, or my friends without at least 2 emojis. I don’t use LOL at all, but I make up for it with LOTS of HaHaHas and fun smiley faces or other emojis. My mom had no idea they were called Emoji’s.
I love my swim team and my coach Lindsay.
I love to have my back scratched. Bubbie’s nails are the best.
I think I will get married at age 23. My husband will be tall, a dark blonde, athletic, and probably be a lawyer. I plan on having 3 kids.
As I am typing this, Rebecca is laying on top of the kitchen counter resting her head on a watermelon while she is dictating to me and texting her friends simultaneously. We made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting to take to her swim team.
Yes, I’m beaming with pride at her accomplishments, but if you took all that away, I still really like her as a person.
And now that I’m done typing, I’m thinking it’s going to be a Cheetos and Oreo kind of day.
Blessings sweet friends – Jenny
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