Sleepwalking in Daylight

By: Elizabeth Flock

If you have daughters, do NOT read.
I’m totally depressed/anxious/overwhelmed for Emma and Kate to be teenagers now. 

It’s a good story.  Nicely written.  Written in the mom’s point of view and the daughter’s.  They flip flop chapters as the story moves along.  Spolier Alert:  It does not have a happy ending. At all.

Made me think of my own teenage years.  I was so wrapped up in all my jr. high and high school drama that I would stay in my room all the time.  Working on homework, talking on phone and decoding stuff on my PAGER.  Ha…oh I can’t believe I had a pager.

I am not looking forward to the rolling of eyes, being ignored, not knowing what is going on in their lives.  I am going to have to find a balance of “cool” mom and “mean” mom.

It also made me think how I would handle the teenager in the book if I were her mom.  I found myself critiquing the mom a lot.  I think I would be a lot “tougher” than her.

I think I’m in a place right now where I remember all my high school days like they were yesterday.  Yet, as a mom now, I know how strong your connection is with your kids.  Their safety and well being is my number one priority.

I’m not looking forward to it.  It will be here before I even know it too.

Depressing, depressing little book. Do not read.

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