Glitter & Puberty

Being a mom makes a person’s mind wonder hither and yon. It’s literally like a circus inside and outside of this mom’s head, let me tell you. And since I’ve been putting off blogging for a ridiculous amount of time, I’ve finally decided to focus in on some of these nice little issues that have come across the Mom Desk: namely Glitter and Puberty. These 2 things are happening simultaneously at the Catholic Homestead, and really, it’s not as glamorous as it sounds. Actually, does it sound glamorous? Nope, not really.

First Glitter. A certain family member (with good intentions, of course) sent us a package recently that caused quite a stir. We all gathered around to open it and were immediately showered with… brace yourself… GLITTER. While this might be fun and festive for most families with children still in grade school; well, we’re not most families. No, we’re the kind of family with a youngster who thinks glitter is the source of everything evil, meaning the package had to be quarantined immediately and banished from the home, lest glitter seep out and turn everyone all sparkly. So much for being festive.

Next Puberty. The hormones are building, feet smelling, armpits requiring deodorant, etc. etc. And explaining to a child why a lifelong playmate is now wearing a “bathing suit top under her shirt” is not an easy task. Not only that, but I’m finding myself bracing for voice changes and flashing back to Peter’s ordeal while singing on “The Brady Bunch”, wondering if we need to arrange a You Tube showing of the episode in preparation of it all. It might help, why not? Anyway, not having had a brother while growing up puts me at a disadvantage so I’m relying heavily on Catholic Hubs in the boy-puberty-arena. The girl-thing? I’m all over that, thanks to big sis of mine who taught me everything before I even needed to know it. (Thanks, girlie!)

Meanwhile, *argh*. Life seemed so much easier when they were little – if only we’d realized it then.

Update below – just couldn’t resist:

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3 comments so far

  1. mznadine420 on

    You’ll do just fine. You have your act together and will handle all those growing pains like a pro.

  2. incognitocatholic on

    @mznadine420 – Thanks, we need all the encouragement we can get! About those smelly feet… UGH.

  3. maksbestfriend on

    You are the open and honest mom. Just the fact ma’am, and you will do fine.


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