Sigh. I'm so proud of my girlie. She has more confidence at 13 than I have at 38.
"Because I'm the mom."
"Because I said so."
How often have I heard those lines in teen-movies, where the overbearing mom just doesn't "get" it? And now I'm THAT person?
She's right. I don't "get" anime. Plus, I have a real concern about the fact that the genre can go from "PG" innocence to "R" violence and sex on the same bookshelf.
And it has a language of it's own. Last night she said "sld skfj;ldkf slkfj;ls dlkfldka woefin" and laughed. Sharing a joke with me... that I did not understand one word of.
I look to hubby for help. "What did she just say?"
Hubby took her to the anime convention last weekend. (Lot's of drama leading up to that as I was completely opposed to the trip.) Anyway... apparently she wore her halloween costume to the event...
Honey, "Russia", Honey's Friend
Apparently "Russia" is a character and you can take pictures with them just like at disneyland... why doesn't it feel the same?
(This stuffed animal creeps me out.)
So, I've decided that I have to dive in with both feet. Although I've done research on certain anime/manga series, looked up rating systems and had hubby read the books... I have not tried enough to participate in her interest because it is something I am so uninterested in, I've only gone far enough to make sure she's safe. New beginning, I'm going to pick up a graphic novel, listen to her music (this is true love), and try to relate.
Then, when I say "no" it won't be followed by "because I said so"... I'll be able to discuss issues instead of dictating.
Although I reserve the right to dictate... she's not that independent yet!