Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Maybe there's a younger brother

Ever since Dani got back from Italy she's spent a lot of time shut off in the third bedroom with the door closed. I think she's Skyping or something. With a boy. Who she likes. Because why else would she refuse to tell me? Why else would she want privacy?

It all kind of came to a head tonight, when Alex tried to insist she needed to get in there to do her homework. Which of course was bullshit, because why, if Danielle isn't in their room does Al need to leave their room to work in a different room? She doesn't.

So Alex, the most innocent of the three of us, broke in to the room. I didn't even know she knew how to do that. The second she busted through, Danielle slammed her computer shut and rushed to the door screaming and trying to body slam Alex the hell out.

The screaming continued for a long time. Josh looked at me like he wasn't sure if he was supposed to go shut it down. He wasn't. They are totally big enough to fight it to the death, and let the strongest girl come out alive.

Danielle always wants to go off and do her own thing. Right now her thing seems to be getting away as soon as possible, as far away as possible.


Mizasiwa said...

Her wanting to get away like that is not always a bad thing, i know i did when I was her age and it was the best thing i could have done. my brother and i are much closer becouse of it and we have lived together several times since that 'time' of my life. I do believe that families that allow freedom of choice with each other and support - they always stay strong. Im also glad that you let the two of them sort it out themselves

Lil'Sis said...

She sounds very much like the "middle child", I'm glad you let them sort it out too.

Yankee, Transferred said...

Ouch. The growing pains of Dani are so natural and still so difficult, I'm sure. You are a terrific sister. And you're right, from the mother's perspective-they are totally old enough to fight to the finish. Thinking of you always, tomorrow especially.

Shannon said...

Thinking about you, Sam... From Shannon