There are so many things I want to teach Madison; how to be happy with yourself, how to live an active and healthy life, and how to be respectful of others - these would be the top of my list.
So many life lessons happening right now - like how to twist the hair towel on your head.
Or how to clasp your own necklace. Important stuff for a girl.
I've noticed lately there are MANY things she's picking up from her environment.
While planning her birthday party I asked her who she wanted to invite and she specifically told me to invite one girl from her class, but not another because they would play together and leave her out. I was really surprised that girls already feel excluded at 5 years old!
She's also told me several times that she doesn't want me breastfeeding in public, Mommy Milk is for at home she says. Where in the world would she learn that? We've always been very open with how babies are fed so I was pretty shocked she would be embarrassed to have me whip out my boob in public!
The older she gets the more stressful it is for me to feel secure in my parenting. It's hard to know that I'm making the right choices. I want to protect her from so much, but I can't. I never want her to feel left out or insecure with herself, but that's part of life and we all have to go through it.
God Bless, I may have a nervous break down when she's a teenager - I'm not ready for this!