Girls Write Out
Friday, May 21, 2010


For me, as a writer, one of the best things about getting older is that I get to look back on so many relationships in life and see how people came out the other side of tragedies, marriages, successes, etc.

By far, the best part of this is being a mother. Because when you're a mother, you love these little beings unconditionally. It doesn't matter what they do, who they become, what their foibles are -- they are your babies.

My kids have very strong personalities (I know, it totally comes from their dad!)

The hardest personality for me to take was my little princess. She is a girl who needs constant attention and she doesn't like to be alone. Ever. When you have four kids and you can't even hide out in the bathroom, this gets a bit jarring. She's hard on her brothers too because she doesn't want anything happening without her right in the middle of it.

Enter "Glee" the show. My daughter has never been a big television watcher, so I didn't even get that break. Then, she discovered "Glee". Yes, she's too young to watch it, but the majority of things go over her head, and I fast-forward through love scenes. Well, Glee has given my girl her own time. She downloads the music and she has taken over my iPod, which I gladly gave up, and the music calms her beautifully.

She has learned to be alone. That's no small feat. So seeing my child cross this big bridge, is huge. As her reward for being a big girl, we are leaving for LA today, and we are going to see "Glee" in concert. She's made big strides in this world and I'm such a proud mommy.
Kristin  
posted at 3:13 PM  
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At 11:53 PM, Blogger Cathy Shouse said...

I think it's really neat your daughter has something she can relate to that's all her own. Some people would have thought the show was too old for her but you made it work.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger Kameko said...

It's wonderful that you were able to make the show work for her age and give her such joy. Seeing the concert together will be a special memory she will cherish.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

When people freak about the show being too old for her, I remember how many times I saw "Grease" as a kid and never got a blasted thing sexually out of it. She is in love with the music, and the show was incredible. Worth every penny and ounce of trouble.

 
At 12:07 PM, OpenID katiejohnsonwriter.com said...

That's so cool, Kristin. Makes me smile.

 

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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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