Saturday, July 7, 2007

Cats in the Cradle (or Caturday!)

Yes, it's Caturday!  So, I will give you a few cat pictures to enjoy from I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? !

I did not make it to the pool. 

Shortly after I entered that entry last night, Pumpkin began to cry.  She couldn't stop crying - she was sad, but she didn't know why, and the more she tried to figure it out the more upset she got. 

I think it is the adolescent hormones starting up.  Any moms out there with older daughters.... could it be this early?  10 1/2? 

I got my period at 11 1/2, so I guess so, and I do remember crying and not knowing why, but I thought I was a bit older.  <sigh> 

Well, the poor baby just wanted to be near me and watch some mindless tv, so we put on a show about the Anheuser Busch Brewery in St. Louis, that showed you all the steps in beer brewing.  It was interesting but mindless, because she settled down. 

The show ended at midnight and she tried to fall asleep while sitting in the chair with me... after about 45 minutes, she finally did. 

By the time I cleaned up for the night, it was 1 am when I got in bed.  And, as usual it took me over an hour to fall asleep. 

Morning came too early, for Pumpkin and I.  She didn't want to jump up and go to the pool, she just wanted to lounge around the house for a while.

Hubby and Fuzzy went to the pool.  Hammer stayed home to vegetate, too.  I went back to sleep.

Pumpkin and I went bowling just the two of us.  She bowled two games and we both ate some french fries.  Her emotions are still really near the surface.

We came home and showered and washed our hair, and then my mom took Pumpkin to get her nails done.  They are out now.  Hammer took a shower, and is reading in his room.  Hubby and Fuzzy are not back from the pool yet.

Hubby is annoyed.  Of course, he slept on and off during the beer show, and then straight through the night, and hasn't been sick with a summer cold.  Feh to him.

I am enjoying the few minutes of quiet I have.  :-)  It never lasts long in this house!  LOL

be well,



pharmolo said...

Like your catty pics, Dawn. Hormones, oh dear.

tenyearnap said...

Hormones...ugh! Sorry, Pumpkin.
And yeh, get that cat on decaf right away. Yikes. --Cin

astoriasand said...

Bless her,I think it is her age Yes, poor girl,Love the Cat pics.I hope she soon feels better.Enjoy your quiet time.Have a good Saturday evening.Take care Gdo Bless KATH

swmpgrly said...

  my friends daughter was 9 so its possible

klconard1 said...

Poor Pumpkin!  (((((((((hugs for both of you dearheart)))))))))))
loving you

jckfrstross said...

oh yes the hormones are starting:) hang on mom its going to be a bumpy ride. my daughter still cries for no reason except hormones ugh good luck


ljat1 said...

Hello.  For Pumpkin, I'd say it's her age.  Tis the time and season.  Hang on, the ride can be bumpy!  I absolutely love your cat pictures.  I have three cats of my own -- and three dogs!!  Hope you're feeling better.  Linda (Friday's Child)

coelha said...

Poor little Pumpkin..  I think my daughter was a little older..11 or 12?!  It's such an awkward age already..  Just have her repeat over and over again:  It's so wonderful to be a girl!  Yeah..right, huh?  Julie

deshelestraci said...

I iz loving the kittehz!  I iz addicted to het kittehz!  Poor Pumpkin!  I remember those days.   Big hugs!

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rdautumnsage said...

I was an early spring chicken, I started when I was 9. So is it any surprise I'm already premen. with only one or two visits from Aunt Flo a year. Not a happy 42 year delight I can tell you that. Of course hubby is annoyed he's a guy they never "get" it. (Hugs) Indigo

toonguykc said...

Pumpkin may indeed be getting a surge of hormones.  I don't envy you ladies AT ALL!!  You'll handle it perfectly.  You are SUPER MOM!!


nay0114 said...

Sorry you're daughter is upset, but I have noticed that girls start that stuff earlier all the time. So she may be starting the emotional end of it all. Glad you all were able to just chill. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care, Chrissie

eml625 said...

Poor thing !  I cant even remember when I got my first period. Wierd.
My girl is only 8, sorry, no advice there. My sister's daughter is 12 and she said she is growing hair already.... I thought that was early.
Good luck with her, I hope today is better.

sunnyside46 said...

with my girls,that was about when it started...the drama , the emotions They actually get better once their periods truly begin. IT's like they have  chronic PMS for about 2 years.Bless her heart...she is lucky to have a mama like you to snuggle up with.

cacklinrosie101 said...

It could definitely be Pumpkin's hormones.  My girls were 12 but most of their friends had started long before that.  Megan was such a sunny child.  She was always happy.  Then...boom...overnight doors were slamming, she was screaming and crying, and I knew it was that time.  Sure enough it was.  Your little girl is growing up.  Big hugs to you, Chris

ksgal3133 said...

This is a hard time in her life and yours. It does sound like hormones. Caitlin was going through that about that age. It does get better!

Many hugs and prayers,

gazker said...

I will have to ask my Sis about hormones, her daughter is 12 now......... I will ask.
Gaz xxxxx

madmanadhd said...

Gawd woman them cat pictures are just too damn funny! you find some good stuff.

Damn hormones... can't live with em... can't live without them. My love is still waitin for mine to subside. I keep tellin her I'm a hot blooded Italian and that just ain't gonna happen anytime soon.

Gotta go see a house.