Monday, June 30, 2008

She's Growing Up

I can see it clear as day. It’s not that far away. Nope, the day Miss Olivia prefers the company of her girlfriends in lieu of hanging out with the Mango crew is fast approaching and as much as I enjoy seeing her blossom into her own incredible, independent being, I am mournful.

I’m also trying to be preemptive, like this weekend when I invited two of her friends over to bake cupcakes. We had a great time and they’re a really funny bunch, but while watching them interact I could tell that my role as the center of her universe is seeing its last days and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it.

It’s normal, I know, just part of growing up, but this is a new phase of motherhood for me and I’m not quite sure what to expect. I pray we’ll always remain close and connected. I have no siblings and I love the intimacy Loverman and I share with the kids. I don’t want to ever lose it, but I know change is inevitable. I just need to remember that change can be good--- right?

1 comment:

Nerd Girl said...

I try to remember that one day Lovegirl will prefer someone else's company to mine and to enjoy these days while they're here.

Change, while difficult, can definitely be good. Hang in there!