Some friends and I were discussing this article about whether parents should feel comfortable with their teenagers having sex in their homes. I personally would not.
But certainly what I do support is making sure that as my daughter grows up, she knows what I think about the issue – not about sex in my house, specifically, but more importantly my thoughts on sex in a woman’s life in general.
Here are some things I’d like her to know:
This is my 12-year-old daughter Lily’s blog post from today: 340 Tracks and Counting
She texted me when I was at work:
“Wrote a new blog post.”
I read it immediately.
There was a time when I wouldn’t have done that. Wrapped up in my career to the point of delegating all the parenting to her father.
Then we divorced and I couldn’t do that anymore.
That’s when I became a real mom. Not only did my relationship with my daughter improve, ALL of my relationships did – including the one with my ex-husband.
And that’s why all the songs (and memories) she mentions here are from our post-divorce timeframe.
She is my biggest life lesson, and (I am so tremendously lucky to say this) – my biggest success.
Keep your soundtrack going, dear girl. I will keep being your costar.