Through the eyes of my daughter…

Groovy: Groovy (or, less common, “Groovie” or “Groovey”) is a slang colloquialism popular during the 1960s and 1970s. It is roughly synonymous with words such as “cool”, “excellent”, “fashionable”, or “amazing”, depending on context.

So the fantastically supportive and groovy @kateonthinice has recently started up a Monday linky all about being a groovy mum.

I’ve not felt particularly groovy of late and as all of you who read my blog are aware, some of that is due to my delightful twelve year old daughter and our tempestuous relationship. So when Kate tweeted me the link to this week’s groovy mum post I wasn’t sure I would be able to join in, as the last person I thought would think me groovy was my daughter.

However….when I asked her she said all of this…pretty much in one sentence without stopping for breath…maybe I am a bit groovy after all…

You’re in with the style and the fashion.

You can have a girly chat with me.

You’re kinda like my sister and I can talk to you about anything.

You try your best to do mother and daughter stuff.

You’re always there for me.

You go out and have a laugh, and free your mind and have some fun.

You’re not overprotective like some parents and that’s good.

You’re a laugh.

You’re not afraid to show your emotions.

You like to do girly stuff and go shopping and stuff.

You are strict, but not really strict.

When I do something wrong to talk to me about it, I’m never scared to tell you I’ve done something wrong as you’re always there for me.

You’re a good cook and you love to make cakes and cupcakes.

I know you work for the family, but you always put your family first.

You are thoughtful, you think of others and if you think they’re upset you will always get them something.

I think you’re probably the best mum out of all of my friends’ mums.

See even if I’m mean to you and stuff it doesn’t mean I don’t care.

And so, from now on, every time we fall out I’m reading this post – for it makes my heart swell with love and pride and reminds me that beneath it all, our relationship is still as strong and solid as ever.

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9 Comments on Through the eyes of my daughter…

  1. WallyMummy
    February 18, 2014 at 7:43 pm (5 months ago)

    Those are a bunch of really wonderful and lovely things to come from your little girl xxx hope mine says similar things about me one day! xxx

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh I am sure she will!!! xx

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  2. Hannah
    February 18, 2014 at 9:25 pm (5 months ago)

    This is so lovely to read as I follow your blog and your journey with your daughter these words must mean the world to you x

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm (5 months ago)

      They do, and I am holding onto them tightly x

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    • instinctivemum
      February 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm (5 months ago)

      Me too, she can be so amazing!x

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  3. suzanne3childrenandit
    February 19, 2014 at 11:01 pm (5 months ago)

    This is worth more than any other post out there. Hey, it’s worth more than gold! As you know, my 12 year old and I have a somewhat testing relationship so I can certainly relate. Lovely post, you’ve obviously done a lot of things right :)

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  4. Kirstin
    February 20, 2014 at 12:41 pm (5 months ago)

    That’s so lovely! I think that’s just part of having a close relationship and the age! Clearly she thinks the world of you!

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  5. sarahmo3w
    February 27, 2014 at 6:24 am (5 months ago)

    That is absolutely amazing! What a lovely daughter. My son proved himself to me the other day too. I think we have to remember it’s largely their age that makes them behave the way they do and deep down they are still the same gorgeous children they were when they were little.

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