That fine line
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|Fri, 02-21-2014 - 11:22am|
I think we all know this, but its interesting to see it in action, just like when they were at home, you could only "parent' them so much as they got older. Jordyn texted yesterday, she missed a class for the first time, her alarm didn't go off and she slept right through latin class. She hates missing class, but she was more upset that today is her mid-term and yesterday was her review. I abstained from giving her the "if it was that important you would have set two alarms" text. I let it be knowing she would be harder on herself for missing class, and honestly, its not a huge deal IMO.
Anyways, I texted her later in the day, asked her how the rest of the day went. Her response "good! I had one other class, had lunch, did homework and took a nap". I told her she sounded tired, was everything okay. She just said ya, she's been really exhausted this week, not in practices, but just sleepy in general. Of course the normal mom questions started, how was her periods, has she been eating well enough, go outside and get some sun!! Her responses, "i passed my hydration test last week!! I live in Eugene, there is no sun. I forget to take my vitamins except when I got to weights because the cup is on the counter next to the chocolate milk. and I'd have to ask the nutritionalist about iron and vitamin D, I don't know if they have it, and they might want to draw blood "
I also mentioned a visit or two a week to the tanning salon may be in order and she said some of the other girls do it, but its stupidly expensive in her opinion. I told her that it wasn't to get a tan, she's been in Texas the last 8 years, she's used to getting a good amount of sunlight, her body is probably adjusting to not getting much now and if it continues it is more a health issue than a vanity issue. She was never good at taking vitamins at home, even with me hounding her about it all the time. I'll leave it be for a week or two and ask about it again, but I know how it feels to be vitamin D deficient and anemic. it sucks, and trying to keep up with all she does...