Joey wouldn’t stay in bed…

…so I parked myself outside of her room on a blanket, at times holding the door shut while she threw an epic fit, until I was sure it was quiet. 

Twenty minutes later, I remembered I’d left her window open, so I snuck back upstairs and slowly turned the knob, trying desperately not to wake her…only to find it barricaded, and, upon forcing my way in, discovering the lights on and my “sleeping” daughter flying back and forth in her rocking chair, watching t.v.

One of us isn’t going to survive her teen years, guaranteed. If I was a betting person, I’d put money on her to come through unscathed…

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