Today I sit here and wonder where the last 9 years of my life have gone. They've been an insane roller coaster of ups, downs, loops, freefalls (which in this instance are a good thing cause I love that freefall feeling!), pitch black holes (which I don't love)...you get what I mean.....it's been exhilarating and amazing but at times scary and stressful.
Nine years ago today is when I became a parent.
My baby girl turns 9 today. She's excited. She's getting older and bigger and more mature. She's able to do more now than when she was younger. We give her more freedoms than before. She gets to have her first ever slumber party this coming weekend. She chose a Hairspray the Movie theme...gonna be so fun! I'm looking forward to it. We'll see if I'm just as excited at 2 am when they're still awake...but for now, excited.
Part of me is sad that time is going by so fast. But other times, not. I look forward to the way our relationship will change. I know it's only going to get rougher...so not looking forward to the teen years. Trying my best to nip the little things now...things I can see being a BIG problem when she's a teen. I have dreams of a nice, sweet, well-behaved teenager who always listens and never talks back. I know I'm in La La Land here. But hey, it's worth a shot. I wasn't that bad of a teen...I don't think. I know I had my moments, but for the most part, I stayed out of trouble. I was too scared of what my parents would do and say.
So, today I will enjoy my daughter only being 9 and still wanting to hang out with us. We're going to dinner tonight. it's our bday tradition...whoever's birthday it is gets to pick where we go to dinner.