The oldest child living in our house turned 9 on July 16th. She got to get a manicure and have a sushi lunch with her mom before coming home to bake cupcakes and open a wrapped Taylor Swift CD that she has not stopped listening to ever since.
Right now, we’re in Sandestin, Florida, where I have a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar, and the children are spending each day at the beach. Sometimes, like right now, they watch a bit of TV while I work. And what does the 9-year-old miss while away from home? Netflix (though I suppose they could watch on an ipad, but the screen’s so little!). She’s having to suffer through Nickelodean and all its many many commercials.
Luckily, she’s burying her angst as she buries her sister.