Saturday, June 6, 2009

My Girls

These are my gorgeous girls.
(I really must get a new photo of them.)

The one on the left is Jessica (#1) and she has just moved out of home again after moving home only a couple of months ago. I think I saw her more when she lived away then at home... she's very artistic and has a lot of interests. She has half a uni degree in psychology, town planning, human resources and with a certificate for social services thrown in. I tell her to pick one and finish it. She's currently studying for a Cisco exam (information technology-ish). And I think there's a rally car in there somewhere as well... Hard to keep up with this dynamo...

The one in the middle is Hannah (#3). She just spent the night with her sister Corbie (#2). She came home after lunch and went straight to bed. The note on her door said " Sleeping - Do Not Disturb (unless there is steak for dinner)". [no steak and she is sleeping as I type...] It would appear that apprenticeships (signwriting) are pretty scarce in these economic times so she is thinking about a new course of study - something IT or maybe automotive... she said she doesn't want a 'career' in one thing but wants to do lots of things.

Corbie (on the right of course) sent me a text message yesterday that said "If I buy new glasses how much does the bank of mom cover?" (The answer is half.) She's not interested in a career either. She has a clerical job in the city that covers her rent and her expenses and leaves her time to party and socialise. But don't for a minute think she's irresponsible. She works hard and does her job well and I am really proud of how she takes care of herself and her home, her car, her friends and her little sister.

I love being mum a.k.a. mom to these fabulous young women. They are smart and funny and kind and wicked and they stand up for themselves and they respect me. If they are an example of their generation then the world is indeed becoming a better place.

So how is your family?

Cheers - Shari

If you've read this far then leave a comment and I'll pick someone for a little quiet giveaway (closes midnight Monday local time).

16 comments:

Jackie said...

What a great picture! They sound like wonderful women. And funny too! You should be proud!

Stephanie said...

Three great reasons to be a proud Mum/Mom! I applaud any parent accepting their child for who they are, not who the parent wants them to be.

Judy said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful young women in your family! How great to have them close by too.

Messy Karen said...

it's a wonderful picture. but you really should have it updated often. love the "bank of mom".

Lisa said...

Oh, what a nice post! I liked reading this and I bet they would/will too! Your girls sound like cool, fun and responsible people which means you did a good job!

bettsylyn said...

And when you do get a new photo of them don't forget to show us all. My duaghter is only 11 but she is showing signs of being a wonderful individual ( even if she usually has her head in the clouds.)What more can you ask but for your children to be happy and yours certainly look that way.

Julia said...

Gorgeous girls Shari..
The two older girls look a lot like you..I think!
Julia ♥

Maree said...

Lovely Shari..Thanks for sharing..
cheers

Blogless me said...

Lovely girls you've got there - mine is still much younger but I'm very much looking forward to her teenage years. Yes, I know ... everybody dreads them, but I had the best time of my life while in my teens and living at home with my parents, so fingers crossed things will repeat themselves!

A side note to Jessica: go back to uni and finish your degrees - you never know where life will take you in the future - and a formal degree can always come handy. I hope you don't consider this too much of an intrusion, it is meant in the sweetest possible way!

Allie said...

Your girls are lovely! And they sound SO interesting - and like very well-rounded individuals. Oh, to have all that energy again, lol! Looks like you did a GREAT job! You are blessed.

Barb said...

Your girls are awesome..you have alot to be proud of.

nima said...

wow...good to read about your girls

Chookyblue...... said...

3 happy beautiful girls what more can you ask for........

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Shari, What beautiful and multi-talented girls you have. I also have 3 girls!! Love the "bank of mom" Thank you for sharing you girls with us!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

They are darling girls!

Helen said...

The bank of Mom! Love that! They look like beautiful, sensible, well balanced girls. Well done! :)

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