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'tween [tween] preposition
1. contraction of between. 2. Also, tween, tweeny. (noun) a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.

Tween girl as defined on Urban Dictionary a girl ages about 9-14...too old for toys, but too young for boys.

Tuesdays will be all about my adventures of raising my tween daughter Beanna. My posts will be everything from the crazy things that she comes up with daily to the new things I'm learning during this new chapter in parenthood and maybe even a few posts from her perspective on various topics.

Today's after school topic was texting while driving.

Beanna: Why do you text and drive?

Me: "huh?" with a puzzled look since I was cooking dinner and the question came out of left field

Beanna: I was watching a thing on CNN student news where kids interviewed their parents about texting and driving. SOO, why do you text and drive?

Me: I don't know, I guess out of habit but it's not safe so never do it.

Beanna: Did you know kids get their driving habits from their parents?

Me: Yea, that makes sense since parents set the example (I feel like parent of the year, right about now) >.<

Beanna: Well then you shouldn't text and drive because there's a most likely a chance (her words) that I'll text and drive.

Me: Okay. I'll work on that.

Beanna: Good, because that's why I don't like to sleep when we go on road trips because if you take your eyes off the road for a second to look at your phone a car could slam into us. A text isn't that important, maybe you can pull over if you need to really send or answer one.

Ah the lessons we can learn from our kids! Looks like it's time I make more effort to keep my cell in my purse or center console while driving. B had a great point this afternoon there really isn't a single text worth endangering the safety of our children/loved ones or the loved ones of others. So let's all take a tip from her and leave the texting for when we aren't behind the wheel, the same goes for phone calls if you have to make one use a hands free device or pull over.

Till next time
XO - V.G.

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