As she finds herself deep in the middle of Loopy's teen years, Saucy is often wont to reflect on her own time at the same age... all knock-kneed and unglamorous. She and Loopy often drive around town listening to the music of Taylor Swift and Saucy is reminded of so many incidental moments in passing... things she hadn't thought of in years... things that seemed monumental at the time.
This year, Loopy survived the ups and downs of sophomore year. She, like so many other girls, got dumped by a boy over text messaging. She learned to navigate the social landmines of Facebook and learned to stay the hell away from Chat Roulette, lest she see something her tender eyes will never unsee. There have been mean girls and Miss Swift is right: all they're ever gonna be is mean.
Saucy and Loopy are on a little road trip to catch Taylor and her sparking guitar in concert. She will sing about love and loss through the eyes of a teenager. Sometimes Saucy marvels at the wisdom in her lyrics and other times Saucy can't help but smile because of all there is to learn yet.
Reader, what did you learn when you were a teenager? How did you get dumped? Who were the mean girls... and to this day if you could write them a song what would you sing to them?
If you could extoll some wisdom of the ages to Loopy and her peeps, what would it be? Saucy would surely appreciate it. Sometimes, hearing it from a voice other than your own mother's is very, very helpful.