The invention of the teenager was a mistake...

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The invention of the teenager was a mistake.  Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.  ~Judith Martin

Adolescence is a period of rapid changes.  Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.  ~Author Unknown

My eldest Anna will turn 18 this month.  How is that possible, I just brought her home from the hospital after she was born.  I love this photo I took of her.

She is wise beyond her years, kind, gracious, passionate, dramatic, committed, principled, and wants to make the world a better place.  I couldn't ask for more as a Dad (apart from a tidy bedroom, loading the dishwasher, throwing rubbish away, and fewer late night calls for lifts home).