Thursday, July 31, 2008
One Birthday Girl in a Pear Tree.
As of Monday it's official: I no longer have any children, only teenagers & young adults. On the 4th, Ditz turns 13. She has always been such a happy sunny sort of a kid who likes to wallow in life ~ literally at times. I love her to bits but you know what teenagers are like. She's sorta at the , 'Aw, Muuuum!' stage so I'm not allowed to tell her just how much I love her. Sssh! She sometimes reads here.
My mum has gone to Thailand to spend time with my brother & his family so won't be ringing on her birthday & her parcel has already arrived ~ AND been opened! Dino is up on the Cape. Theo is coming over on Sunday to see her & we will do our family dinner then so I guess Ditz's actual birthday will be pretty quiet.
So what does one get a 13 year old? Nothing much. No, I'm not being mean. We have asked everyone to give Ditz money for her *music fund* rather than gifts as her ensemble seems set on travelling all over the place & we just can't come up with those sort of bucks but if Ditz has a fund she can draw on she may be able to do one or two of those trips.
I have just got her, on special, a DVD she wanted, a replacement set of pretty sleepers for her ears & a small book. My mum sent her 'something for her head (cap), something for her feet (toe socks)& something for her heart (silver heart on a chain)' & a cheque for the music fund. My Sydney friend has a fancy make~up bag for her & Liddy is going to pander to Ditz's girlie instincts & shout her a proper hair cut & highlights.
That has been something of an issue. Poor old Ditz got her father's glorious colouring & my fine fly~away hair. I have always kept it long as it is easiest looked after that way but Ditz wants it cut. Not short short but shorter than it is. Liddy suggested a styled cut. The problem with that is ensemble performances require her hair pulled back of her face so it has to be a certain length. I won't do fringes. Stupid, stupid fashion constantly getting in your eyes & needing cutting. A longish bob & highlights is a sort of compromise as Ditz thought black & bright red stripes might be the go. Uh, no, Ditz. No way.
Oh, & for cake Ditz has ordered our no bake cheescake with a meringue topping. *sigh* Only Ditz!