My Daughter Kills

Do you know what it is like to watch your beautiful 17-year-old daughter (who has a promising future ahead of her) Kill?  

Not once, not twice, but 11 times – in one day?

They say it was self-defense, but I don’t buy it.  I know It was pre-meditated and definitely intentional.  I have watched her practice.  I saw that killer look in her eyes.  She was out for blood and she loved every.single.

As if that was not enough for a parent to bear, we had to watch her dig – 14 times!  Right there, in front of hundreds of people.  She had no shame.

We played the blame game with each other (my husband and I.)  Who does she take after?  Had either of us killed before, without ever admitting to it?  Were we to blame for her behavior?

We have evidence pictures of her committing these heinous acts:

Here she is...with a killer kill.

Here she is…with a killer kill (a spike that is not returned by the other team, leading to a point)

More Kills

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Here she is digging (a pass of a hard-driven ball from the other team):   

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One thing is for sure, I am proud of my little killer.
Good game last night, “Kit Cat Bar”!
Photographs taken by: Rusty Rowell

31 thoughts on “My Daughter Kills

    1. Thanks, Shannon! She certainly has the legs and the arms! She has said that she does not want to play in college, maybe on a club team but not for the team. She’s not sure about the commitment it would entail. We shall see. 🙂


  1. Whoohoo – look at that girl go! I really miss those days watching my little killer play high school ball. Liz did softball and volleyball and going to games was practically our whole social life. Enjoy yourself.


    1. That’s great that your Liz did both softball and volleyball. My daughter did softball for a while too but stuck with vball. It is absolutely our social life! I have yet to sneak in some Sangria to the gyms while watching the games, I better get moving on that before she graduates! I’m off to a tough game tonight. They are 10-2 and this team tonight is really good. Nice to see you here as always, Peg. 🙂


  2. Ha! I love the way you “set” this up. If your amazing daughter hasn’t already written her college essays, this would be a great premise to open an essay about everything she has learned from playing volleyball competitively.


    1. She already has her main essay done but she needs additional ideas for supplemental essays. What a great idea! I will suggest it to her but I will tell her it came from you (which it did) so she will listen – if it is my idea, well….let’s just say she’s a teenage girl. 🙂


    1. Hello GiGi! Nice seeing you here. 🙂 This “killer” of a daughter still likes me to tuck her in at night sometimes. Shhh…don’t tell her I said so. Love how you eat celebrities and your blog. Those cupcakes look delish! 🙂


  3. I love this! She’s a real killer. I used to play volleyball back in the day (before gray hair) and it always felt great when I connected and smashed it. It was awesome, and just by looking at these pictures I bet your daughter is awesome too. 🙂


    1. Gracias, Guat! She’s really grown and developed as a strong player. Watching the games is very stressful but we love it when she kills. 🙂 I bet you are still good at vball. The rules have changed so much now you would need to learn the new ones. 🙂


  4. I love your play on words…here in Frightober. She looks like a great athlete. A mass killer! Kills of mass destruction! Psycho-Killer! I better go before i dig to rock bottom. OH I think I just did. 🙂 Congrats on a grreat daughter. I really beleive playing athletics in high school teaches you a lot on dealing with life. And not just the bloody stuff.


    1. He killer instinct does fit in nicely with Frightober, doesn’t it? “A mass Killer”, I like that! Especially since we live in Massachusetts so it takes even more meaning. 🙂 It is so much fun to watch your high schooler develop and grow as an athlete and usually, it is during their Senior year that you reap the benefits of the hard work of the years past. I’ll pass on the Psycho-Killer though.


    1. I love seeing you call her Kit Cat! That’s one of my favorite nick names I use for her. 🙂 As to taking after me…I will say that my legs USED to look exactly like hers at one point in my life – but that’s about as far as our likeness goes. My sister was an awesome volleyball player, so there is suspicion as to Kit Cat’s true identity. 🙂


    1. I am sure they will! High school sports are the best, especially when they are in their Senior year. Now that you mention it, we do have a pro baseball player, a world record fisherman and a heck of a “killer” in our family! LOL.


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