I always wanted to be the cool mom..a friend to my daughter and her friends..but noooo! Little did I know As an example..My DD is 8 and it surprises me about the amount of knowledge she has with regards to iphones,apps plus kids are so smart and figure out so many things!I always ask for help to my DD to figure out things in my phone etc.. When I was young,I remember my mom saying that I know many things more than she does..now I know what she meant Call it generation gap! Be it their interests etc one tries to keep up and be aware ha ha but after a point..lol I will always be a good mom to her and never her friend.I will be her confidante but need to accept the fact of "growing old gracefully". Be it their dressing or interests...how much it varies! I am going to reverse a proverb...one can actually look younger BUT we all grow old on the inside and it is actually a beautiful thing being matured and a sense of freedom.. Age should always be accepted and one looks and feels truly beautiful being who we really are! Just journaling some thoughts...signing off..