Friday, August 27, 2010

In A Million Words or Less

My daughter is now in 8th grade.  [How did that happen?]  And it seems just like yesterday I was singing "The Wheels On The Bus" with her.  [Sigh.]  Oh well.

This is the first week of school for the kids, and along with all the forms I've had to fill out again [and again and again], 2 of my daughter's teachers requested a paper to be written about my daughter.  For me to describe my daughter, " a million words or less."  Well, they asked for it.  That's all I've got to say.  [Snort.]  So, with assurance from my daughter that I could write it once and print it twice, here it is:


A Million words or less about my daughter?  Well, I didn't hit the "million" part, but here she is:

  • She's witty.
  • Intelligent.
  • Has the most beautiful smile.
  • Inquisitive doesn't even cover it.  She's not afraid of asking the question, "Why?"
  • Athletic.
  • Avid reader.  Avid.  And fast.
  • She's shy until she gets to know you.  Then, it's "Katy bar the door."
  • Has a natural exuberance that gets in the way sometimes of her listening abilities.  [But time and experience will help to fix that.  I'm sure.]
  • Determined.
  • Did I mention she's determined?
  • She can act tough sometimes, but she's really soft and sweet underneath it all.
  • Loyal.
  • I have found her thinking outside the box and looking at things from a totally different perspective may drive you nuts, but just take a deep breath, and let her explain herself.  She just may have a point.
  • Can work well under pressure.  [In fact, she thrives on it.  She may say she doesn't.  But she does.]
  • Confident.
  • Can look at anything and draw it.  Anything.
  • Competitive doesn't even cover it.  With everything.  All the time.
  • She's not afraid to lose.  She's done that a time or two.  She says it's a learning experience.  That she just wants to get better.  And if she has to lose to do so, so be it.  [Her words, not mine.  Honest.  She takes "losing" much better than me.]
  • Has high expectations for herself.  And others.
  • Resilient.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture.  I think she's awesome.  Not perfect.  [Who is?]  But perfectly her.

Oh.  And good luck.  You're gonna need it.



  1. Aw, that is sooo sweet. Sort ofReminds me of how my daughters were at the beginning of 8th grade...

  2. Beautiful, Caroline . . . reminds me of my daughter too . . . especially the "avid" reader part and "fast" too! I do have to say, she has a pretty special mom too.


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