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One Direction: Learning to stalk at a young age


My 13-year-old's dream came true this week: She not only went to the One Direction concerts in Fort Lauderdale AND Orlando, she got to to see the British boy toys up close and in person, by making a concerted effort to hunt them down.

At their Orlando recording studio. At their hotel. Next to their black tour bus as they entered the arena. And in the best part of the story, my daughter and her friends were driving back from Orlando to South Florida and were next to the Brits' bus on Florida's Turnpike. They even stopped at the same rest stop, where the boys bought hamburgers.

As a teen, I had crushes on David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman, but never would have thought to seek them out outside the concert venue. How did our kids become such gutsy thrill-seekers?

Photo: Scope/Abaca Press/MCT

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
Joy Oglesby has a preschooler...
Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.

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