Update – OK, this post went out early – not WordPress or Windows Live Writer’s fault though.Â For some reason my computer had the wrong date – it thought today was tomorrow (the 28th) and I blindly believed it.Â Since I work from home things like days of the week and dates aren’t something I track closely :)Â Â In any case, the words will mean the same in 24 hours 😉
My daughter turns 17 today. I hope she has a wonderful day – but it is a school day, and we won’t be doing anything special for her birthday until this weekend.
But I will let her sleep in an extra half hour in the morning – and we’ll eat something she really likes for dinner.
At 17 though what kids really want is a) to be left alone and b) cash. I’ll give her a great deal of the former, and a little bit of the latter.
She is such a wonderful person (artistic, excellent student, cares about others) that I think my job here is nearly done. I’ve raised a decent human being. The fact I accomplished it both with her and her older brother makes me very, very happy.
This marks 6 years that I’ve had primary custody of my kids. Six very short years.
I’ve taught them a lot – and learn from them every day. Life is good 🙂