Had a long talk with my daughter last night. She’ll be 14 this year, and our most important conversations still happen over tuck-in time. Breakfast cereals, boy-crushes, friend-fights, you name it, we’ve probably covered it, but last night things got deep, quick. And it made me remember…
This is the same girl that would not stop screaming to take her bottle. This is the same girl that refused to potty train, the same girl that would not share her My Little Pony, and that cried about getting in the shower, and then cried about getting out.
I am happy to report that none of these issues remain.
Soon your little bit will be big. All the troubles of the current stage, all the stresses of this season, all the difficult decisions… soon all this will be memory. Soon, you will get a real person, fully formed, with deep questions and anxieties of her own.
And there is one thing you want her to remember.