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.

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About tweenspot

I am like so many moms raising young girls, scared I'm doing the right thing and learning with pure amazement at the same time! I feel like I have become my mother (don't we all)..my favorite phrase is "today things are so different than when I/we grew up". The absolute hysteria in that phrase scares me too. I don't want to be scared. I like to think that as a professional, working, college educated women that I can embrace the world we live in. That's why I have been researching Tweens, what they like, do, what's hot and what's trends are going to cost me a fortune in the future! My little girls are the love of my life. By creating this blog, I want a safe internet place for girls and moms to share. This blog is in the infancy stage, but I have big plans for it. So stay tuned.... Read, enjoy, comment. Visit as often as you'd like. I hope together we can build a community for girls and moms to explore, learn and share with one another.

2 responses to “Girls night in…tweens unedited”

  1. Amy says :

    today when I saw your daughter waiting for Beowulf’s owners, I asked what they were doing today. she tells me we have chores then we can play. At that point they were helping to clean the yard so they could put out their Halloween decorations. your oldest tells me she has work to do so she can play the rest of the weekend.

  2. tweenspot says :

    haha! we play by the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” rule. She had to help me bag up the pine needles then she could play and when I finished up the rest, I would get all the Halloween decorations down. Works like a charm!

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