Hello, pleasure to meet you all.
My name is Allie, I'm a teenager hailing from Ontario, Canada--not a mother yet, maybe in another eight years once I'm all done with school
You're probably wondering why someone like me decided to sign up on these boards. Well, the fact is, I'm kinda weird. Since I was a kid I've adored reading parenting books, especially pregnancy ones (my favourite book of all time is A Child Is Born
), and I absolutely love reading parenting issues from all these different women, with so many different lifestyles, viewpoints, and morals. Yet, you all seem to have a common goal--to raise your children to be the best people they can possibly be, and, faced each day with interacting with so many people who were raised by negligent parents, it's a very refreshing thing, indeed.
It's also nice to be able to reassure myself that I am at least somewhat normal, given the fact that my mother believes I am an unholy terror (but that's a whole 'nother ballgame). It also aids somewhat in the daunting task of raising oneself (again, this is not the time nor the place to discuss that, but let it be known that one of the worst things you can do to your child--IMHO--is to completely and totally shut yourself off from her and then constantly badger her about how she can always talk to you about anything).
So I hope y'all won't mind my presence here. I'll admit, I'm a lurker above all (especially on this nature of forum, for obvious reasons), but I may participate when the occasion arises--namely, in the Preteens and Teens forums whenever I read a topic that could perhaps benefit from the opinion of someone who is living through these turbulent years right now. It was actually this thread
that led me to create an account--I won't post in it, seeing as how the last post was made in May (while on the subject, might I ask what this forum's policies are on the length of time between posts in a thread?), but... well, you get the idea. I've probably rambled on long enough, so I'll finish off here.
Once again, nice to meet you all, and if you'll accept this crazy far-off future mommy, I'll promise to be good.
ETA: Just to clarify, I am not actually unruly. Honest. :P