Friday, September 7, 2012

A Glimpse Into My Grown-Up Daughter

Sometimes I'm so worried about whether my kids got enough breakfast and whether I put on sunscreen, that I forget that life isn't always going to be like this. My kids will be grown-ups someday.  I got a special glimpse into that this week.

My best friend Dani has been one of the few constants in my life.  Neither of us has sisters, and I truly feel that she is the special sister that life has given me.  However, she is a moron and decided to move away from her friends and family.  Okay, now before you yell at me, I'm just kidding.  I guess this doesn't make her a moron, but it sure makes me sad because she is very funny.  Here we are at my own rehearsal dinner and she was the Maid of Honor:

Dani has been visiting her parents for the last few weeks and we have gotten to see each other several times.  The kids have played together since her little girl is three and is right in the middle of my kids' ages.  The three of them are like three little peas in a pod....until Little Buddy decides to start growling at the girls and acting like a "Monster" and then they run away screaming, but that is a different story.

So, the last time we saw each other, I said, "Okay, what should we plan for next week?"

She replied, "I can't!  We leave on Sunday!"

"B-b-b-but, I thought we had another week!  I'm going to miss you guys so much!" I sputtered.  We hugged and said our good-byes and I got the kids strapped into their seats and we went on our separate ways.

As we were driving home, Munchkin Girl started kicking my seat and yelling "Mommy!"

"Yes?" I said.
"Mommy I'm sad for you," my daughter said.  "I don't want your special friend to leave.  That will make you too sad."

And that's how I got a glimpse into my grown-up daughter.  I suddenly saw vividly how my daughter could support me.  She wasn't worried about her own friend leaving (although she is obsessed with Ella and talks about her constantly).  She was worried for me and her concern for me truly touched me.  Plus, I'm so thrilled that she has learned the importance of having a good friend.  She has seen how much Dani means to me.  I really don't want these early days to end because I love picking out her outfits and hearing her say funny things, but it's nice to know that I have a lot to look forward to as well.

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  1. Aww. Your little girl must have seen how affected you were in that situation. I also have a 4-year-old daughter but she's somewhat uncontrollable & not as caring as yours. Haha! But I know she loves me. :)

    1. Dont' worry, my daughter is very wild at times too! I'm sure they all have their moments! :-)

  2. OK this was such a great post and now dammit you got me...sniff their has been entirely too much crying in this house this week.....Happy Friday

    1. Awww...glad I made you cry! Haha...but I hope nothing is wrong at your house since you've been crying this week!

  3. I've often wondered how my daughter will be when she grows up and I so hope we'll be close--so far so good. Thanks for the post.

    1. J, remind me, how old is your daughter? I'm sure you will be best friends. We can only hope right?? :-)

  4. Hi Katie!

    This is your new friend Heidi Ferrer from - I just read this lovely post and the first few pages of your book- my son Bexon is just past that age, but what a fantastic idea for a book that everyone can use! I wish I had it three years ago.

    XOXO- Heidi Ferrer

    1. Hi Heidi! Thanks so much for visiting!! I've been really enjoying looking at your blog too!

  5. This post seriously brought tears to my eyes. I have 3 girls and I could totally relate to this...