It's official - we have a second teenager living in our home, as GV Girl No. 1 is thirteen years old today. Many Happy Returns! The odd thing is that she began behaving like a teenager when she was about nine, which could mean that she'll snap out of teenagedom quite soon?
Tomorrow night I'm 'bouncing' at her birthday disco to be held in the church hall. A dangerous assignment to ask of any father, as the potential for embarrassing the offspring is immense. For example, refusing entry to any boys wearing trainers, or who arrive in single-sex groups, or that I just don't like the look of. Confiscating any contraband liqueur that the little ones try to bring in (actually, that could be quite lucrative!) Telling girls to cover themselves up because they might catch a cold. Or the very worst - doing the 'daddy dance' (fathers have perfected this over many years and it's calculated to bring humiliation to any progeny observing it).
Luckily for GV Girl No. 1, I will be running the Marriage Preparation Course in the church at the same time, so my attention will be divided.