I have to fight the urge to “fix” my daughter, fight the desire to change who she is. Because children are meant to be unfinished.
The village can be judgemental – If you are too hands-on you’re a helicopter mom; if you let your son or daughter roam you’re reckless and negligent.
I’d been preparing for YEARS when my daughter had her first period. You would have thought I would have been ready for the main event.
I hated you when you wished for your child to “just stay little,” but now I understand. You’ve said it often. “Why can’t they just stay little?”
On some days, my Facebook Memories seem to suggest that I am crappy mom. On others, I am awesome. Facebook tells me that too.