Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The shotgun needs to come out

Our daughter, Hannah recently turned 10. She is still young and innocent in spirit, but her body has been trying to race her to teen hood faster then we'd like. She stands over 5 ft tall and recently discovered she now wears the same size shoe as me. Thats a little strange to get use to!

On Saturday, she was invited to a birthday party at "Max Play" a place where they have anything from rollerskating to laser tag to whirly ball... you get the picture. The birthday girl's parents own the fun center so the girls could do just about anything they wanted. They even had a company there who did the girls hair and make-up, let them pick our fashions, then created a run-way show just for them. It was every girl's dream!

When Hannah came home, she told me she had a secret that she didn't want to say around the "boys" (mainly Dad and Caleb). When she was waiting in line for skates, a boy around 12 or so came up to her and asked her if she wanted to play laser tag with he and his friend! Hannah sweetly told him she was there for a birthday party and the boy went on his way.

As a mom, I thought the story was cute and didn't surprise me that a boy would think she was older then what she is. Plus, she IS cute after all! As a FATHER, however, Todd had a different take.
After Hannah went to bed I told Todd about the encounter. He stared straight at the T.V. and slowly his lip curled up over his top teeth. He looked like a pit bull about to take on an opponent. He sat that way for quite a while and finally uttered, "I'm not ready for this".

Jokingly, I told him maybe its time to take out the shotgun. he agreed, but somehow I don' think he felt quite as humorous. LOL


At 10:29 PM, Blogger Atypical Girl said...

It sounds like Hannah was taught how to handle herself appropriately in these situations--the result of excellent parenting. And, goodness, she is beautiful!

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Gracesdad said...

She is adorable. Todd might not be ready for this yet, but he is soon going to have to get ready. Her competance should make it fairly easy though. Good luck with you doll baby.


At 2:26 PM, Blogger Dale Sheehy/Youth Minister said...

I can't wait until my Hannah gets old enough to date...yes I can!


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