Our family dinner conversations have been so candid, lively, fun, and full of laughter.
Being candid with the kids, like no topics or words are off limits, has opened up the discourse in a big way, and I’m about it. I can tell the kids are, too. They are so free in those moments, and it’s a beautiful thing.
She hugged me, and told me everything was amazing. Worth it.
I was just like: hey Freya, facetime your mom please. This is her day too.
It would be hard to be parted from your kid on a milestone birthday like this, and I feel sad for her.
That will be me on Jackson’s 13th birthday. 😢
When your girl loves pillows, you get her some for her birthday, of course! She also received a new comforter and sheets for her bed, a how-to Kawaii drawing journal, $100 in iTunes gift cards, and $$ for a bike of her choice. Not too shabby for 13, right?
Next up dinner at a restaurant she chose, followed by cake at home.
…we tell Freya she can be on social media. She’s been wanting this for a long time, and I’ve finally managed to convince her dad. She’s going to flip her shit. ❤️
She also gets to order a fancy bike. And she’ll have other gifts to open. It should be a fantastic day.
One of Freya’s friends, Olivia, is my new favorite, probably because she reminds me a bit of myself. This was my first time meeting her.
At one point, she looked at Frey and said, “I went to buy your presents, and then bought a bunch of stuff for myself instead. I’m not good at shopping for other people.” I feel that shit in my bones. Lol. She did, however, have gifts for Freya, all stuff Freya loved.
Then later the girls were watching a horror movie. Three ran out to find me for hugs during the middle, and I was like, “You just left Olivia in there alone?” and F was like,”She’s laughing at it.” It being the drain scene in It. Fucking nice, dude. 🤛🏻
She’s also pretty sarcastic, which I’m into. Oh and Freya says Olivia is the one that has a pretty serious potty mouth. 🙋🏻♀️
All of her friends are very sweet. I’m glad she’s in such a great group of girls.
It warms my heart to see her so happy. There’s a lot of laughter and joy in this house tonight. ❤️
My hilarious and talented step-daughter, that is.
I sent her this pic:
To which she responded: is Biz in a gang now?
And then sent this back:
Our daughter walked into the kitchen, heard us discussing our bang plans, and very quickly exited.