Mom Life, View from the chair


According to the Urban Dictionary a tween is a girl ages about 9-14…too old for toys, but too young for boys.
Very easy to market to, will usually follow any fashion trend set for them, will most likely go through the phase of ‘finding themselves’ as they ‘grow up’.

1. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen’s main fanbase are all tweens.

2. tween 1: LyK oMg, I aM  jUst gOiNg ThRu TeH hArDeStt tIME Of My LyF…i RaN oUt Of EyEsHaDoW!!!!

I have a pre-TWEEN.  She is 7.  I took this picture this morning.  You decide for yourself.

She has earrings on…danglies for the first time.  She has on an oversized white shirt with an elastic wrapped around the side.  She has her sunglasses on her head…more for fashion and less for use.  Her hair is in two low pig tails which she did herself.  She has on silver eye shadow and pink gloss on her lips.  Yet as I look at her I see a baby still.  She is eating grapes out of the bag.  She is still in a  high back booster car seat safely buckled in the back seat.  .  Her mermaid leggings hang on her and she is jamming out to our kids praise and worship CD.  She is not big enough for real dress flats so we have a kid pair with an elastic across the top to keep them from falling off when she runs.  Pre-TWEEN!  Am I ready for the tween years?  Or even the Teen years?  NO!  Don’t be in a hurry to grow up baby girl!  Take your time!

Is pre-TWEEN even a thing?  I think so!


  1. Ha! My daughter is nearly 6 and all of a sudden she has started to roll her eyes and tell me embarrassing! I’m not ready for this attitude yet!! Haha #LGRTstumble

    1. beachchairtracy

      Our mums lived through it. I guess we will too!

  2. I think girls do look much older. I know my little girl is like a pre-teen and she’s 5. x

  3. As my girl is 5 months old I can’t quite imagine this yet. It’s definitely a thing though. Think it’s a right of passage! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  4. awww haven’t had to deal with this yet, but she does look grown up X #LGBTstumble

  5. My son is 9 and I have been looking at him in the same way lately. 9 seems to be an age full of contridictions he is so grown up yet still a baby. I can walk to school myself V Are you reading me a bedtime story. Great shot of your princess. Thank you for linking up to #pointshoot ?

  6. Amy

    Your daughter is adorable! I love the marketing part about the description. It seems like that’s what businesses are concerned with these days – demographics!

    1. beachchairtracy

      Thank you! She is growing up way too fast!

  7. It is so hard when are babies grow up! We see them so little, but the world doesn’t. I wish we could keep them small forever and protect them! I have two 11 year olds and our daughter looks way older than our son! #WanderingWednesday

  8. It definitely looks like she’s going to be in to her fashion. I think most girls go through a stage of doing all sorts with their hair and make-up. She looks so grown up in the pic #familyfun

  9. Oh my, she’s definitely becoming a tween! #DreamTeam

  10. OMG, I didn’t realise a tween was age 9!!! God help me Freddie will be 9 at the end of the year. And he is still my baby, Oh God, maybe not. HELP!!!!#blogstravagansa

  11. My girls are six and they look so grown up! I can’t get used to it! Thanks for joining in with #That Friday Linky

  12. Haha this is brilliant, I have a 7 year old just like this.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  13. My eldest is 7 and a half and suddenly seems to be growing up so quickly! Thanks so much for linking up with #Blogstravaganza 🙂

  14. They grow so quickly oh ! Those teenage years No! Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  15. It certainly sure does look like it! They do grow up so fast, don’t they?! Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales, hope you’ll come back again on Tuesday!

  16. Lol love this! My daughter is just about to turn 7 and I can already see the pre-teen phase! She’s outgrown most of her toys already, pinches my lipgloss and screws her nose up at any clothing suggestions! God help us! #ThatFridayLinky

  17. Yes I think that the pre-tween is definitely a thing, my niece is at the very same stage, and looking my older than she actually is. It’s scary how quickly our children grow up! Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  18. I have a pre-tween myself (although at 9 years of age, she qualifies for the tween age group now), and this is definitely a thing. Good thing she has 3 brothers to counteract her prima donna tendencies. And she loves nothing more than a good outdoor adventure, when she forgets all about make-up and growing up.

  19. She really looks like a teenager in the making! x

  20. Marko

    They grow up so quickly , and for tween , just marketing , we can’t do now much about it , too late

  21. Love this post. I have a 6-year-old going on 16. I can now call her a pre-tween.

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