Originally Posted by trinity6232000
My dd is only 7, but I have loved going threw this thread. Everybody's teens are beautiful. Don't teens go threw an awkward period anymore?
Yea, mine did and I've got a few photos of it that I'm not going to post. I only really see it in retrospect. It was hardest for ds, because he was accustomed to being very small for his age and very bright in a Charles Wallace Murry sort of way so that adults and older kids tended to find him positively enchanting and think that he was much younger and brighter than he actually was.
There was a bit of a gap between when he lost his baby brilliance and when he gained his drop-dead-gorgeous heartthrob teen brilliance. He was never ugly, just kind of awkward and ordinary looking between about ten and thirteen.
dd was never really a teen, just kind of a faded, clumsy, worn-out child who never quite fit in anywhere. She is a fairly old soul who never found any pleasure in teen culture and just had to wait a few years before adults would accept her instead of being annoyed at her for not "fitting in" with what teens are expected to be.
Do be prepared for it, trinity6232000, because your dd may well go through the same thing and need some extra understanding and patience and reminders that it is just one season in this journey called "life" and if she's anything at all like my swans, she will emerge from her "ugly duckling" stage to be even more fabulous than she is now.