One of my friends, Lori, is also raising a teenage daughter, just about the same age as Elizabeth. I think both girls are from the same mold.
Sometimes being a parent scares me. Like this morning when I dropped Krista off at school. As she was getting out of the car this drizzly Friday morning she asked.... "Is it going to rain today?"
I paused a moment to watch a raindrop slide down my windshield, only to be flicked away by the methodic windshield wipers that had been going since we left the house. "Uhmm.... it IS raining," I replied. She looked at me as if I was the stupidest person on earth.
Krista doesn't even hang around Elizabeth, but you'd never know it.