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Having a teenage daughter can sure be a roller coaster ride. Sometimes I never know what type of mood they will be in. Sometimes it is splendid, and others can be a downright scary fit of hormones that makes me want to go and hide in the shed.

While there are certainly ups and down of emotions, it is always fun to see them still really enjoy their birthdays, and this was certainly the case last week as Shayla turned 14.

For the past couple of years, I have given her some money on her birthday. I told her I would take her wherever she wanted to spend it. She’s not really at the age yet where sh...