Lisa Allen of Salty Lashes with daughter Poppy wearing Levi's, Chloe Sneakers, AG Tee and Urban Outfitters

Q&A with Poppy + Best Basic Tees

If you saw my moms Instagram story, you know she’s having me (Poppy) write today’s post. I can’t decide if this is a good opportunity or my mom is just trying to find time to take a nap. Either way, I think that it will be a good experience to see what my mom does on the daily.

As you may know, I’m Poppy. I am 13 years old and the second child in my family. My mom is going to ask me a couple questions.

Q&A with POPPY

What is it like to have Avery as a sister?

Next question please!

What is it like to have Goldie as a sister?

Tiring, I love Goldie but sometimes the way she goes about life can be a little exhausting.

What is it like to be Ozzy’s sister?

Entertaining! You can read more HERE.

Do you wear eyeliner?

Haha, NO! I frequently get asked this question and I find it a little  annoying. But I do use Super Hero Mascara, same as my mom and Avery.

Top 3 places you like to shop?

Urban outfitters, Brandy Melville, and Levi’s.

What is the most annoying thing about your mom?

I would say her laugh but I think we have the same one. And that she doesn’t let us have sleepovers.

I got a few questions on why I don’t allow sleepovers and answered on Instagram story.

Here it is, again: this was a choice I made when my kids were little. I don’t judge anyone who allows them. Again, no right or wrong way to parent.

There are two main reasons. One, I’ve heard way to many horror stories from readers and friends about sleepovers. Are there kids and families I would trust? Absolutely! But I stick to a cousin only policy to avoid having to pick and choose who I allow. It saves feelings and also the argument with my kids as to why they can’t have a sleepover.

Second, when my kids stay up late and don’t get enough sleep, they have terrible attitudes and it totally kills the weekend vibe for the family. We compromise on late nights with friends, staying out or at our house till 10-11. We’ve managed 14 years with this rule. From the over 400 DM’s I received in the past 24 hours, 99% of you have the same policy in your home, many with traumatic past experience as children/teens from sleepovers.

My short answer for this question: it’s my rule and I stick to it. That’s all.

What is the best part about being a teenager in Encinitas?

Probably getting to hang out with my friends at the beach all year round. And also, taking surf PE instead of regular PE next year.

What is the hardest thing about being a teenager in 2018?

Personally, I don’t really think this but I know that a lot of girls my age struggle with trying to fit in with the so called “popular” group. The truth is that just because you hang out with the popular group doesn’t mean that people with change the way they think about you. My advice is, don’t become friends with people just because of their popularity because the friends who like you for you are the ones that stick.

What is your least favorite food?

My whole family likes shrimp but its not exactly something I would like to see on my dinner plate!

Best Basic Tees

Lisa Allen of Salty Lashes with daughter Poppy wearing Levi's, Chloe Sneakers, AG Tee and Urban Outfitters

Lisa Allen of Salty Lashes with daughter Poppy wearing Levi's, Chloe Sneakers, AG Tee and Urban Outfitters

Lisa Allen of Salty Lashes with daughter Poppy wearing Levi's, Chloe Sneakers, AG Tee and Urban Outfitters

Lisa Allen of Salty Lashes with daughter Poppy wearing Levi's, Chloe Sneakers, AG Tee and Urban Outfitters


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  • Reply Sarah April 19, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    Way to go Poppy! You’re adorable – loved your answers!

  • Reply Lisa April 20, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Ok, so curious – mom of a 13 year old – why no sleepovers?

    • Reply Lisa Allen April 20, 2018 at 2:41 PM

      I answered this on my instagram story if you want to read @lisa_allen. It’ll be up for another 2-3 hours till the 24hour mark

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  • Reply TSB April 22, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    I loved your rule on sleepovers when seeing your insta story. I have an 11 year old, so we are just starting into this area of parenting. Thanks for sharing! I’m implementing this rule for the same concerns.

  • Reply Cecilia April 22, 2018 at 9:12 PM

    I’m so glad to know I’m not the only “mean mom” that doesn’t allow my 12 year daughter to have sleep overs. It’s just never going to be ok with me. That’s how my mom was with me as well. I suspect my daughter will do that too when she has her own kids. (God willing)

  • Reply Krista April 23, 2018 at 7:17 AM

    I have all boys and I don’t allow sleepovers either for many reasons, but one is that it’s my opinion that, particularly with boys, there isnt much good that happens after about midnight. Tired, semi unsupervised pre-teen/teen boys equals late night shenanigans and bad choices.

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  • Reply Witheld August 9, 2018 at 7:04 PM

    I have three Adult sons. I do not regret the not sleeping over rule. Too much “stuff” can happen. They appear to be well adjusted despite going to Boy Scout camp. They were with their father there. I had a family physician warn me about sleepovers and the dangers of them. I was extra cautious already.

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