We Are Young, #1227


My daughter read my blog to her yesterday, and even though I expressed how much I love her and how much she means to me on her birthday, she was a little disappointed.  “Mom, aren’t you going to write a blog about my birthday party?”

I hadn’t planned on it.  After all, she’s getting a little older, and it wasn’t the type of party that had a character showing up in costume or a strong theme like the tea party year, Frozen or Little Mermaid years either.  This was just a swim party with lots of friends – perfect for my little tween on the brink of being a teenager in a couple of year.

Regardless, as I began to think, perhaps I would write about her party, because things are changing.  This party was, in fact, different than all of the other parties in previous years.  The cake was just a cake – a cute one, but no Disney princesses at all.  Instead it head a big microphone and music notes and hearts to represent her love of music – something I can relate to really well.


Swimming, singing pop music, hanging with friends – my kid has entered a new phase.  She feels a little funny about it, because from her point of view, she never wants to grow up.  The problem is that she’s stuck in that unusual age caught between being a child and a teenager, and her birthday party represented that.

So blog readers, here are a few photos from her tween birthday party as she requested, and I’m sending you all on with your day with the song “We Are Young” by Fun, because being young is what it’s all about.

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About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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