Girls night in…tweens unedited
I have a house full of little girls, ages 9 and 10. I would think that after being outside playing football with the neighbor boys, decorating for Halloween and helping mom clean up their toys in the garage, that these kids would be tired. Wrong! I think they’re just getting started.
I hear in the background their giggles and gasps over the latest gossips. There’s a lingering aroma of nail polish coming from the kitchen. (they must have used alot, because their toes are long dry and I still smell it).
All lights out, sleeping bags all over the living room, midnight snacks of popcorn and plums, and endless chatter. This slumber party is going to well, and from the sounds of things no one is going to sleep anytime soon.
It’s funny to me, because I see them as little girls. They see themselves as nearly grown. Watching them play football today, I can attest that they are not scared of those boys. They played just as hard and never hinted they were giving up. Fast forward to time to come in, they are showered, primped, pedicured and discussing the lastest fads. Tween magazine, Popstar, and others come out of bags. All the latest on their favorite stars. (they dislike Miley’s tattoos) At one point I hear a friend ask my daughter if she knows who likes a little boy at school? They’ve even counted how many years until they can drive, and who will drive first. (insert long deep breath from mom here). Change of subject to skateboard tricks, who’s signing up for soccer, softball games plays, a dance routine, cheer pyramids, and who has the worst injury.
They are a true mix of sugar and spice.