Yeah, so I have 2 teenage daughters now. J's birthday was a few days ago and we went out to my mom's for the day. Her wish was for a laptop computer and to go to a seafood restaurant with the whole family. Well, she got the restaurant with the whole family, but not the laptop. I figure, she mainly uses the computer to chat with friends, do quickie research on what interests her, listen to music, watch videos, and play games. We got her an Ipod Touch - she can do all that on it. She loves it and hasn't put it down in 4 days. I can't believe the coolness of that thing. I want one. Eventually, she'll get a laptop, since I'm sure she'll need it for school, but there's no immediate hurry.
This is the last week of the summer dance classes, then there's a 3 week break. She's done really well and is looking forward to the fall when the new season starts. It's also the last week for her and W's musical theater intensive. Lines are all memorized, songs and dances are all in order, and now we wait til Saturday to see the show. J is playing a popular airheaded teen (think Anna Faris) in her show, and W is playing an alien who won't let the earth kids leave the moon without a dance-off. Should be interesting, lol.