I know I’m a bit ahead of things, but…

. . . tonight, as my almost-toddler daughter watched the other kids playing, I realized there will come a day, and probably soon, when she will prefer to play with other kids rather than with us. Fortunately, my wife helped me out of that bit of emotional quicksand, reminding me that it needn’t be an either…or situation.

Still, I don’t know if I’m more bothered by the realization or by the fact that I’m already thinking about it and she has yet to stand on her own.

Ah, well.

I can control some things, though, like getting my five minutes done, so I’ll have to stick to that.

And now it’s time to sleep.

    • Thanks, Jen. Lillian’s still most interested in the wrapping paper, of course, and the logistics of the holidays with a baby are . . . interesting, but it was a very nice time all around. Looking forward to regular schedules again, though. Hope you and yours had a nice holiday, too!

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