Happy Birthday Shayla!
Shayla is 14 today! I asked her if she felt any different: "Do you feel older? Taller? Smarter?"
She replied, "From what I've seen of teenagers, the smart factor actually goes down for a few years." Amen, sister, amen! (Although--I would never say that about my own children. Maybe it's just the 'common-sense' factor that drops.)