Monday, August 1, 2011

Puberty is not a Spectator Sport

The kids and I were eating supper together tonight and Sara told me that she had stopped getting a rash every time she tried to wear deodorant. And bras no longer make her feel short of breath (yes, she is a delicate flower).  "Yay, me!  I get to participate in puberty!"  Nate did not want to be left out: "I can't wait!  I can't wait!"  "For puberty?", I ask, a bit sceptical.  "I'm gonna talk in a big, low, hollow voice, LIKE THIS.  And I'm gonna have pu-ber-ty hair."

We were laughing our butts off at this point, and I realized that this was the first time I had really, truly laughed with the kids since Si and I split up.


  1. Too funny, Kate. And another delicious step on your journey. Keep it up.

  2. I love it! Glad to hear you are laughing. I had a similar moment and stopped mid-laugh in realization. Hooray for laughter!

  3. I just went bra shopping with Liv a few days ago and it was hard. I didn't need to wear a bra until I was nearly 15 but Liv? She needs one.

    I no longer have periods but I have pads and tampons ready for when she needs them. Please god let that be in about two years.

    Smiling at "puberty hair".....