Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Happy Birthday, Big Sprout!
Big Sprout turned 9 today at 10:15am.
We also had our first discussion about boys today. She has a crush, and she told me that she is not going to get serious with him because she knows that they will break up before she is old enough to get married.
My poor heart. It is so hard to have my baby-girl grow up. I loved it when she got to the age that she could entertain herself yet was young enough to still believe that I was the most fabulous, wonderful person in the world.
Now she is discovering boys, and soon will start thinking that I am "so uncool". If the next few years go by as fast as the last few have, I will only have time to blink before she is driving and dating.
I am proud of my girl. She is strong-willed and independent, yet never forgets to be kind and generous. She is beautiful, but not vain. She is always at the top of her class, and loves to learn. She has a fabulous memory for all the things she has learned, and loves to share them. She enjoys being outside, and is a fabulous swimmer.
When she was first born, I had all these ideas on how I would parent her to produce a child that is all these things. Now I know that she did these things all by herself. I feel strange when people compliment me on her, because I know that she has become all that she is with little help from me. She is just a good kid through and through.
I am so lucky.