365 Reasons to Smile – Day 13

text messageI am so fortunate to have the gift of my daughter. She is smart and energetic and enthusiastic and expressive.

Especially expressive.

Like her mother, she shares exactly what’s on her mind.

At almost 12, her topics of discussion range from the characters in the latest book she is reading to her dislike of the dinner menu.

When I’m not with her, she uses text messages to share her opinions. I feel fortunate that she still wants to let me into her psyche, and that always makes me smile.

Day 13:  Random Text Messages From My Daughter

Day 12:  Round Bales of Hay

Day 11:  Water Fountains for Dogs

Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial

Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers

Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember

Day  7:  Finding the missing sock

Day 6:  Children’s books that teach life-long lessons

Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment

Day 4:  Jumping in Puddles

Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill

Day 2: Old Photographs

Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street

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About Trina Bartlett

I live in the Eastern Panhandle of WV, with one dog, two cats, a daughter in high school, a son starting his latest adventures at West Virginia University and a husband who works strange hours. When I'm not working as a director at a nonprofit social service organization or being a mom, I can generally be found riding my bike, walking my dog and stirring things up.

Posted on July 19, 2013, in Family, My life and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 182 Comments.

  1. I feel the same way about my single daughter. She always was close to me and still is even though she is in her 50’s now. She is an amazing human being and once in awhile I get to be daddy again to her when she is upset about people at work. She reads my mind like an open book and could from her early teens. I cannot fool her about anything and when I try she laughs at me.

    frank

  2. As a man I feel inclined to weigh in (and incur whatever wrath may come my way).
    – A man is someone who will pay $2 for something that is really worth $1 but which he needs.
    – A woman is someone who will pay $1 for something that is really worth $2 but which she does not need.
    That is all I have to say 🙂

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