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Old 04-09-2012, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My soon to be 18 year old daughter got a truck for her upcoming birthday and graduation.

That said - I want to do something special for her this weekend without getting her anything else costly, perhaps just spending her special day with her, horseback riding and the like

Anyone have any ideas? She mentioned being able to legally get into a bar - should I take her out for her first time? I'm too old for that! lol, I don't go to bars anymore.

Ugh - I can't believe this, my baby is will legally be an adult in less than a week
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Pedicure and manicure!!!
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Pedicure and manicure!!!
That's what I did when our daughter turned 18--trip to a day spa for pampering.

I agree that a bar is not a good mother/daughter bonding opportunity.

I think she will remember an experience more than an object, so I would go for something that she likes to do.
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I think she will remember an experience more than an object, so I would go for something that she likes to do.
That's what I thought too... She loves horseback riding and I'm such a wimp, so I've never gone with her I think it's time for momma to put her big girl panties on and suck it up!
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I'm confused. A bar at eighteen? Twenty-one, I thought.

The mother/daughter spa day is good.
I guess more like a dance club/bar? Yeah, she's not old enough to drink yet, she can get into some of the clubs around where she lives at 18.
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The spa sounds nice!

My daughter turns 18 soon, we are buying her a laptop for birthday and graduation.

She's joining the national guard, so I'm sure she'll buy her own car. We can't afford a car for her.
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We can't afford a car for her.
We didn't get it for her, grammy did. I'm grateful that she can afford that kind of stuff, because we can't afford it either! Poor thing would have a bike or a horse until we could save up for one.
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A bar or club would not be a good idea, because I don't think you want to see your baby girl openly flirting with drunk men or enable her to get used to those places with your permission. She has her whole 20's for that! Just spend some quality mother daughter time together that she will remember later on.
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A bar or club would not be a good idea, because I don't think you want to see your baby girl openly flirting with drunk men or enable her to get used to those places with your permission. She has her whole 20's for that! Just spend some quality mother daughter time together that she will remember later on.
You're right... She just made mention of it the other night that she could legally get into those types of places, I thought it might be a hint.

But I just told her on text that she needs to reserve one of her horses for momma on Sat She said "awesome". I so wanna text back "awesome or stupid"... I feel the body aches already... lol
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You're right... She just made mention of it the other night that she could legally get into those types of places, I thought it might be a hint.

But I just told her on text that she needs to reserve one of her horses for momma on Sat She said "awesome". I so wanna text back "awesome or stupid"... I feel the body aches already... lol
LOL. I know exactly how you feel. I'm allergic to horses, and I always feel like I am going to fall off--it's a long way to the ground! I'm also sure they can smell my fear, and that they will try to dump me so they can brag to their fellow horses how they got the best of a human. Ask for the slowest nag there!
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Bars on windows, chastity belts, and shock collars are only for parents who haven't mastered psychological torture.... That's why I'm going to pay the $200,000 for the couple years of hypnotherapy and Krav Maga training to create the perfect Manchurian Candidate daughter, and then only giving the trigger phrase to the man I see would be the perfect husband for her. She'll be a virgin until I say so and have the abilities to take down an armed 250lb attacker in a heart beat. I mean she may not remember bits and pieces of the first 16 years of her life beyond the implanted memories but we'll just tell her she was in a coma or kidnapped by terrorists.

Before you judge let me just say I'm tough but fair.... My son will go through the same training except as a pick up artist but with a vasectomy and irrational fear of unprotected sex.
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LOL. I know exactly how you feel. I'm allergic to horses, and I always feel like I am going to fall off--it's a long way to the ground! I'm also sure they can smell my fear, and that they will try to dump me so they can brag to their fellow horses how they got the best of a human. Ask for the slowest nag there!


Horses are smart creatures, and moody! She's got a pretty old show horse that I've requested for our outing
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Teenage daughters...

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