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“motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or sad, as proud or just tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality, especially while you struggle to keep your own.” -Marguerite Kelly 💓💓💓

These two held a princess tea party during Cash’s basketball game yesterday morning. They had curtsy lessons, music time, dancing class, and cookies and “water” (aka air). They danced and twirled together like only a couple of free spirited sisters can. I love their relationship. Its positive. And welcoming. And without restraint.

I was simultaneously putting away groceries and washing dishes (that sounds like the craziest idea yet, but it made since then) when they came to show me their costumes and tell me their plans.

They wanted a picture. I was so tempted to suggest they remove their socks, select a tutu that matched better, maybe brush their hair, but this picture would have told a different story then. It wouldn’t have been their story, but something staged and inauthentic .

They are teaching me to truly embrace the individual; to not press them to conform to my ideal, but to embrace theirs as what makes their individuality. I’m pretty sure these two are shaping into something pretty spectacular!

 

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