Saturday, April 21, 2012

61. You don't have to hate something just because everyone else likes it.

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  ~Henry Boye 

Pumpkin,

We are quickly approaching your 10th birthday.

10.

I'll confess. I'm struggling.

I swear you were just born yesterday. We just snuggled you in your "coming home from the hospital outfit" that was HUGE on you, buckled you into your car seat (safety freak Sweet Daddy, at least 3 times), and drove 10 miles UNDER the speed limit the full hour home from the hospital.

Yesterday. Wasn't it?


You know how I know we are quickly approaching your 10th birthday?

You have become snarky.

It's almost cute.

Most of the time.

Snarky - (defined by the urban dictionary) - sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner

Yep. That's you.

But, not all the time.  

When you are not thinking about being *almost 10*, you're the same wonderful, amazing little girl. You hug your brother and give him the most darling kisses on his cheek. You crawl up in your daddy's lap and snuggle into him like there's no where else in the world you would want to be.  You giggle and chat with me about all the things you love lately: Taylor Swift songs, Hunger Games books, and American girl dolls. 

Just remember, as we all adventure into these tween years.

You don't have to love something just because everyone else does.

You don't have to hate something just because everyone in our family likes it either. 

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