Five Unexpected Gifts That Come With Teen Girls

I am the Mama of two, count ‘em, two teen girls!  I know you’ve heard the horror stories of raging hormones and slamming doors, but has anyone ever told you these pubescent land mines also come with unexpected gifts?  They do! 


Here are five of my most favourite surprises about life with girls:

1.  I have grown giant children with feet that reveal that one day they will be mini giants.  The benefit; I am now in a sweet spot with child number one, her feet are the exact same size as mine!  Time to say yes to every shoe shopping trip she suggests and buy all the shoes!  Sharing shoes!  Never saw that one coming.

2.  My SweetGirl has taken an interest in sewing. Sewing!  I can’t sew but this kid has now made her own shorts, created her own T-shirt and fixed a button on her own jeans.  Guess who I’m hitting up the next time I pop a button?  Not that I have ever done that.

3.  With two girls in the house hip fashion advice is never farther away then one closed bedroom door away. (whether I want it or not)

4. Somehow I have created a Master Baker.  Thanks to my BlueEyed girl there appears to be an endless supply of homemade brownies and cookies pumping out of my kitchen.  Not good for the hips but oh such a treat to have warm “chocolaty” goodness made with love any old time I want it!

5.  Endless amounts of girl talk.  I adore my Hubby and he does his best, but it’ so refreshing to have someone to chat with about how much we adore the Little Couple,  how truly stupid the Bachelor is, to goo goo over the puppies at the park with, and if I’m lucky, even chat about boys with!  All the girl talk a Mama could need, until I need wine, then I must call my other girl type people.

I always knew I was blessed to have two gorgeous daughters, I just didn’t imagine the extra kooky gifts they would provide would be so freakin amazing. Counting my crazy blessings today.


  1. Darlene Schuller says:

    LIke all ages/stages.. always good with the bad :). I raised 4 girls, 1 boy.. I’m almost done with 1 left at home. I enjoyed my ‘girl’ time with my girls.. I still do.. sadly only 1 has the exact same shoe size as me…and it’s only her clothes I can borrow.. on the upside.. the other 3 can’t touch anything of mine since it doesn’t fit :).. here’s hoping my 8 year old grows up to be ‘my size’ lol!

  2. I have two boys and honestly the slamming doors and screaming of girls scares me and made me glad I had two boys. But it doesn’t really matter in the end because boys can be the same. All that matters to me is that my kids know I love them and they love me back. Too bad I don’t have any daughters to share shoes with hehe

  3. hey, nice looking family there…ha…i fear when my boy gets old enough he will be the one robbing me of my star wars shirts….smiles…ironically both of my boys love to cook…i have to be the taster in a bake off earlier….

  4. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Enjoy this time with your girls and all the unexpected gifts! You have a beautiful family!

  5. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I have two amazing gorgeous daughters too. my oldest has left the nest a yr now.

  6. fun post. thanks for sharing

  7. And the gifts will keep on coming; we are blessed!!!

  8. Brandee H says:

    Its nice to focus on the blessings our children bring! 🙂

  9. Lynda Cook says:

    You nailed it!! I love both my girls, even though there is the odd drama, I would never trade them and I’m glad I had girls we share so much!!

  10. Heidi C. says:

    My girls are just hitting the tween stage but several of your points fit them as well :)!

  11. I certainly agree there are certainly some great unexpected gifts that come once they are teens! I really like being able to share the shoes and sharing the cooking and baking in the house now. I am sure that there will be many more unexpected gifts as they grow older. 🙂

  12. Mine are boys but I have the same reaction of counting the blessings that I would never have expected.

  13. Victoria Ess says:

    Aw that’s sounds lovely! I’m hoping I’ll be able to share the same things with my girls!

  14. Melinda says:

    Awww that’s so sweet 🙂 Huge yes on the shoe and clothes shopping, I do the same with my mom…we have “borrowed” each other’s clothing & shoes on “occasion” 😉

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