My oldest daughter turns 10 today, and I can hardly believe it! Where has my little girl gone?
I am trying to decide if 10 is actually scarier than turning 13. (I know 16 and 18 are really scary!) Thirteen may be when they are officially a teenager but I feel like a lot of teenager stuff is already happening. We’ve had the period and sex talk. She’s started wearing a bra. Sometimes I think there are some hormones flowing already. She’ll get a little emotional for no apparent reason.
She’s having a Dance Party (spend the night and swim party). She plans to stream videos off You Tube on the Wii on the playroom and also wants the girls to play Dance Central on Xbox Kinect. (I am trying to decide which Katy Perry video’s I can allow at a 10-year-old’s party.)
She’s going for her first mani-pedi on Saturday as a special birthday treat.
So is 10 scary because all the puberty stuff starts or 13 is much scarier? Which is the scariest age with a girl? What about a boy?
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