Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Alyssa came home for a few days. She had a few days off from the pool in Emporia. It is a joy to have her home. I have a feeling she is struggling a bit with growing up and wanting to be on her own but also being a little home sick and wanting to stay home. I remember those feelings growing up. You feel you are old enough to be on your own but miss the things and time with family. She will figure it out and get it balanced. While she was home her permanent retainer came loose so her orthodontists told her to come in and he would fix it while she was in town. She took her sister with her and then they went shopping. Courtneys little face just lit up. She had some gift certificates she was dying to use. So they went shopping, went to lunch and had a wonderful time. Courtney was so happy with the clothes and shoes Alyssa helped her pick out that were 70% off. I taught them well. They came home all smiles and laughing with funny stories. Alyssa is kind of our crazy child, she loves to enjoy life to the fullest. I just love that my girls love each other and enjoy each others company. 13 year old Courtney really looks up to her 20 year old sister. Alyssa is doing a great job at being a wonderful role model. I firmly believe no matter the age we can be good role models. I hope I am being a good one.