Wednesday, March 18, 2020

And Then She Was 13 During A Pandemic

The world is pretty crazy right now. But you can't stop birthdays. And my daughter turns 13 today.





I can hardly believe it, because I feel like she was just a baby:





But it's true. She's 13, and she has a temper to prove it.


When she turns 13, you'll deal with all sorts of mood swings. One minute she's happy and the next? Not so much.





When she turns 13, she thinks she knows it all but really, she realizes she still needs you.


When she turns 13, she'll hate the pimples and the cramps, but she'll love when you offer to take her out to lunch to remind her that it was the same for you.


When she turns 13, you'll have to remind her to take the airpods out of her ear and converse, and she'll probably be irritated, but appreciate it in the end.






When she turns 13, she'll be embarrassed to hug you in public, but will willingly do it at home. And sometimes, maybe she'll even allow you to touch her in public:





When she turns 13, you won't believe how fast time flies:







And you can bet she'll always remember what the world was like when she entered her teenage years.






Happy Birthday to all the March and April babies who will have to alter plans for celebrating.

31 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! Gabbie's is in a few weeks now too.

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  2. happy birthday to her! I remember my 13th. It was actually a good year, lots of fun! But a lot of changes as well!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Having a birthday during the winter months, and living in New England. I can totally relate to having to alter plans. I hope she has an amazing birthday.

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  4. Happiest birthday to your little lady!!!!! Stinks she can't have a big blow out TEENAGER birthday but hey, HOPEFULLY SOON!!!

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  5. Aww! Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! So tough to have a birthday right now, but it looks like she's taking it well!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Natalie! I hope she has a great day! Hopefully, she can have a big party to celebrate this summer!

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  7. What a sassy beautiful daughter you have. Happy Birthday Natalie. She will always remember her 13th birthday during a pandemic.

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  8. I have a 13 year old so I can relate. He just got his first pimple

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  9. Well that is gonna be one birthday she will remember her entire life...Happy Birthday Natalie.

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  10. Happy birthday! As a mom of 14 y/o twins, I can totally empathize.

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  11. wow! Happy birthday! I hope you had a lot of fun all together! 13 is a beautiful but also important age! Enjoy it!

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  12. Oh wow! She looks really stunning! Hope she had a wonderful birthday. She deserves to have a memorable one.

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  13. Happy Birthday to Natalie! I hope that you all had a really good day of celebration, even with all the craziness going on around us.

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  14. Happy birthday! Looks like some fun celebrating entering the teens! :)

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  15. We are in the same boat. There have been some tears, and sadly, the worst part is that this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. My daughter is looking forward to going out to eat at a restaurant, but that may be a while. But, we made the best of her birthday.

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  16. I remember turning 13. And then everything else sped by and now I’m much older than that. Such a precious time. Hope she enjoyed her day. Happy birthday. God bless!

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  17. Happy birthday to her! Great pics. Hope she has a good day at home.

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  18. How sweet is this. I hope she had a beautiful birthday.

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  19. Happy birthday to her! My daughter turns 11 on Monday, so she'll be going through this whole craziness with a birthday too. It kind of sucks because we can't do much, but at least she gets to spend it with family.

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  20. My baby turns 1 at the beginning of April! She's had a pretty interesting 1st year. Looking foward to the many milestones to come

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  21. Happy Birthday to your daughter. This pandemic is turning all of our lives upside down but hopefully life goes back to normal soon!

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  22. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Ahhh, to by 13 again! I remember my first pimple, my first period, and my TV first crush (Tom Welling) during that time.

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  23. It really is a crazy time. I am getting married soon and it has been so stressful with all of the uncertainty. I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.

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  24. Happy birthday to Natalie , She is is cutie, yes times flies very fast, it is like yesterday, we had them now they are become teenagers.

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  25. Awww! What a cute baby she was! And what a beautiful young woman she is now! She'll definitely have a birthday to remember with this crazy world right now!

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  26. It's all crazy at the moment & I'm sure you're feeling it extra with your wee one turning 13. And your son has just turned 18! Big milestones! As someone who can vividly remember being 13 I can recall how hard it was. My moods were all over the place!

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  27. Oh man, 13. I vaguely remember 13. Hopefully it's a wonderful year for her. Ya know, after this whole pandemic thing has calmed down.

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