My Baby Girl

My daughter phoned me at one a.m. Now some might think it is no fun to be awakened at one a.m. for any reason at all. I never mind it. Especially if it's my daughter's voice I get to hear on the other end. A lovely girl, who can't figure out why people never tell her what bugs them about her. I mean, honestly, there is nothing wrong with her! There is nothing unpleasant about being with her! She has an opinion, but she's not opinionated. She is friendly to a fault. Her smile lights up a room. And even when she has to be mean to the drunks at the bar, she is nice about it. Firm, but nice. She's had a couple of scrappers. One guy was tossing barstools around and while everyone stood there in shock, Erin pressed him up against the wall, told him he had to go, and then proceeded to press him on out the door (which she then closed and locked while the police were called). She's small of frame. I believe she's about 5'6" (taller than her mother by at least two inches). Long, blonde hair and BIG blue eyes. Eyes that stop traffic. Every woman she meets feels protective toward her and every man she meets dies inside at the knowledge that he can't possess her. She's sexy, she's funny, she's smart.

So there we were, on the phone together, she was on her bed, I was on mine. Together, apart. We laughed and cried. She's not much for small talk. Neither am I. So what we talk about matters. An hour and a half later, I chose to read a blog post to her as my parting words. You can read those Words of Wisdom here. :)

16 comments:

Worker Mommy said...

Sounds like the relationship I have with my mom. She's my mom but yet she's one of my best girlfriends. I hope I have the same kind of relationship with my daugther!

cathouse teri said...

I am sure you will, Mommy Kitty.

Diesel said...

Wow, I'm not sure I've ever had a more sincere endorsement. Thanks!

BTW, since that post is no longer at the top of the page, you can get to it with this permalink. It really was just something of the top of my head, but it seems to have struck a chord with some people. It's nice when that happens. :)

cathouse teri said...

Well you have a nice top of your head, sweetie.

I fixed that permalink thingy, and thanks for not calling me a retard! :)

Dan said...

Thanks for inviting me to come over here and reada this Hon. It's clear that you love Erin. Wow. What wonderful things you said about her. You're a terrific mom. I'm glad we blog-met.

cathouse teri said...

Aw shucks. Thanks, Dan Man.

zog said...

That is a remarkable piece. I'd read it straight from Diesel's blog, and it is indeed worthy of being read aloud.

Teri, your post gives me hope that several years down the line I'll still be shooting the breeze with my two favorite people in the world.

Jenn in Holland said...

CT-
This is lovely. I don't know that it will ever be okay to wake me at one a.m. without a least a few whines, but I hope that I will be a good mama to my grown up kids, when they get there. Just like you.
Mwah!

cathouse teri said...

Zog Mama Kitty: Yes, there is always hope. Knowing you as I do (which is very little, yet very much) I believe you will have a very close and openly honest relatinship with your favorite peoples.

Hollandaise Stalker: You again? *Mwuah* Honestly, I think the key in staying close is in respecting them as people. As individuals. As kids grow older, the need to be "discipled" changes drastically. They still need the teachings, but with a much looser reign, thereby showing that you trust them. No one trusts people who don't trust them.

Hold on loosely, but don't let go!
And, also religiously teach them Diesel's Words of Wisdom. Hee hee.

Life is no picnic.

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh, that's it. I am never commenting here again!

Jenn in Holland said...

Certainly, I will never leave multiple comments on the same post!

Jenn in Holland said...

I am so NOT a stalker.

Jenn in Holland said...

Okay, maybe a little bit.

cathouse teri said...

I so love being stalked.

jessabean said...

This was sweet. Wish I had a mama like you!

I liked the Words of Wisdom, too. Thanks for sharing.

cathouse teri said...

Well Kitty Jess, you can call me at one a.m. too, if you like! I can be a mama kitty to many little kitties!