Claire is 13 today.
Hurricane Sandy is barreling towards the coast.
School is closed.
The university too.
I was circling around the house, not anxious, just circling.
inside, not outside.
What do you think you're supposed to be doing?
I took a bubble bath.
There's so much I want to say about
my kid turning 13.
Mom?You're not going to blog about it, right?
It's joyful, and painful. and going fast/very fast/
Maybe not painful.
In my family we've developed a numerology practice that helps ease any age-related issues, for yourself or others...
Take your age. Add the two numbers
(unless you're still in single digits)
13 = 1 + 3
1 + 3 = 4
Claire is four.
Jesse's four too.
I don't know when that will happen again, 13 & 31
with both my girls being the same age.
Elizabeth is five.
Dad is five.
I am nine.
Michael, terrible two but not terrible
The great-grandchild can be the same age as her great Pop, the mother younger than the daughter, the husband [a toddler?],
beginning all over again...
It's freeing, this number thing.
Like anything, it's how you look at it.
Last year it snowed on Claire's birthday.
This year, a hurricane.
birthday wish = be bold.
that's my girl ~
ps. may you be safe wherever you are today...