menopausebarbees
... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Victorious ends with US!

Conversations with my daughter….

For years, I’ve told my 17 year old daughter that my Menopause trumps her Puberty.

Yesterday, as I once again tried to explain to her the complexities of mother – daughter relationships, I found myself echoing my own mother’s words.  “One day, when you have your own child,  you will understand!”  I felt like I was in an episode of a classic mother -daughter movie battle such as Postcards from the Edge.  What I expect of her on a daily basis- clean  your room, do the dishes, take out the trash, do the laundry, clean out your closet to donate to Treehouse, I refrained these are all simple task any elementary child could handle.  She likens me to Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest.  I just pleaded that she be aware and not wait for me to tell her what to do.  Be a self starter… These are important Life Skills.

As we prepare for her senior and final year of high school, I find myself saying the Serenity Prayer and mostly that God grant me the COURAGE TO CHANGE the things I can.  I am stubborn, and I told her to just agree with me, so we could both be right!

As I went to sleep last night, I was reflecting on our conversation and how I reminded her as her coaches have over the years- we are a TEAM and there is no I in TEAM.  Of course, she retorted, but there is a M and a E.  When I awoke, I told her Victorious ends with US and we are gonna make it after all!

She’s smart, sassy, and stubborn… That’s my girl xoxox