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So, today is Miss M's 18th birthday.

(Yes, I know.)

We've had a lovely day, she got a new phone (very shiny etc, she was very pleased), although her favourite presents were Satre's Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology and Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present.

Have I mentioned that she wants to study philosophy (preferably at Cambridge)?

Anyway, we went to York for the day and wandered about and had chip butties for lunch and mourned the fact that Christmas Angels is gone (it was the BEST SHOP).

But overall, very nice.

Went home, had some quick pizzas and then had the family descend (family includes a 3 year old, two 4 year olds and a 7 year old, so it was... lively). Had cake etc and are now relaxing.

I should probably do some sort of reflection, but - she's just a good girl. We're lucky. Or maybe being fairly relaxed and trusting that the kids are alright works out well when it comes to parenting. Couldn't be more proud, of course.

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Date: 20 November 2016 01:00 am (UTC)
yourlibrarian: MerlinLaughCrop-ninneve (MERL-MerlinLaughCrop-ninneve)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Have I mentioned that she wants to study philosophy (preferably at Cambridge)?

Hah, that's a good thing then given her preferences! Congrats to all of you.

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Date: 20 November 2016 11:30 am (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (eleven happy endings)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Happy Birthday to Miss M!

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Date: 19 November 2016 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curiouswombat.livejournal.com
Christmas Angels is gone

Oh - how very sad.

Or maybe being fairly relaxed and trusting that the kids are alright works out well when it comes to parenting.

I think there is a lot to be said for that - worked for us, too.

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Date: 19 November 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
sea_thoughts: (Christmas - ibroughtuflours)
From: [personal profile] sea_thoughts
Happy Birthday to her!

Sad to hear Christmas Angels closed down, seems the city council doesn't want independent retailers any more, just restaurants and bars?!

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Date: 19 November 2016 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday to her!!

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Date: 19 November 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kathyh
Happy Birthday to Miss M. I can't believe she's 18, and nor I imagine can you :)

Thy humble phantom lurker

Date: 20 November 2016 12:53 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Happy birthday to her!


And oh my god, this made me feel so young. And I don't mean in a philosophical, positive, touching way while I'm having a midlife crisis. I'm literally just three years older than your daughter. Hell, if you saw some of my relatively-young-character cosplays, you'd say I was younger. And yet, here I am for a year and a half bombarding you with meta, philosophical insights, Watsonian analyses, and essays. I feel like I should be respectfully raising my hand like at school.

Sorry, it's just so weird for me to know someone who has a *kids*, let alone kids almost my age :)

Re: Thy humble phantom lurker

Date: 26 November 2016 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
The girls are 18, 15 and 11. And the two older ones are definitely delightful & interesting & worth spending time with and talking to. We have very animated dinner table discussions about politics or philosophy or art or whatever happens to be interesting us at the time. (We are *such* bohemians in that sense.)
You sound like a very interesting family!

luckweaver is about your age, and I've known her for years. Don't sweat it. (Imagine how old *I* feel... /o\)
Oh, I didn’t mean to make *you* feel old! It’s just…I felt weirdly young. I mean, when you just type what you want to say and always only see a screen, you sometimes get this strange impression that *everyone* on the internet is the same age as you are!

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Date: 20 November 2016 01:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gillo
What? How? She's ten, surely? Isn't she?

Congratulations to the lovely Miss M. Here's to many more, even better birthdays.

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Date: 20 November 2016 04:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jerusha
I can't believe she's 18 already! Although, not at all surprised that she's a really good kid.

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Date: 20 November 2016 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com
Happy birthday to Miss M! Glad you guys had a lovely day!

Stacey

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Date: 20 November 2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerkevik-2014.livejournal.com
Seem to have lost a couple of shops here that I always liked; one had been on Blairgowrie's High Street since before I was born (it has now become a generic high street cheap shop; open more hours but not a place you can imagine having a chat and chuckle).

Give Miss M ny fondest birthday wishes.

kerk

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Date: 20 November 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flowsoffire.livejournal.com
*hugs*

Happy late birthday to your girl! She sounds smashing indeed, you have a lot to be proud of :)

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Date: 20 November 2016 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merrymaia.livejournal.com
Happy 18th Birthday, Miss M!!

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Date: 20 November 2016 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Oh, wow!! Already??

Happy Birthday to her! I can just feel that things are gonna be so awesome for her!

*Happy!Hugs*

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Date: 21 November 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avrelia.livejournal.com
oh, my! the age when your kid wants Sartre for her birthday!

Happy birthday to her!

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Date: 27 November 2016 04:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sdwolfpup.livejournal.com
EIGHTEEN? Surely you're kidding. Heh.

Happy birthday to her!

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