This is to all the parents that have daughters. Since giving birth 11 years ago to my daughter I am still trying to understand what my parents went through while raising me. As I watched (still watching) my little girl grow older, I knew that I would soon be coming to the time that she would transition to womanhood. I kept telling myself, maybe it'll come later in life or maybe it won't come at all! Yeah, I know, wishful thinking. Well, once I start noticing my child developing I began to feel so much more protective and scared about that thing coming. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT THING IS! Anyways, I began to remember how I was at the age of 11. I want to believe that I still played with dolls, jump rope, hopscotch on the playground, but in all reality, that is the time where those things seem childish and other things still seem to mature to do. So my daughter is caught up in crossroads all the while I am praying for something to never come. Well, it came and to much my surprise, I didn't fall out crying!! She also handled it pretty well herself. Initially she was shocked (as expected) but she went through her first week very well. So now that I have overcome that hurdle, I know that I have many more to come. So as much as we don't want our little ones to grow up, we still need to be very prepared for the time of transition and change. Think about your past, childhood, how you would want to be addressed when new things cross your path.
Side note.....raising a boy is SO MUCH EASIER.