Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Half way....Already? How can it be???

Our daughter has been reminding us all week that she is quickly approaching her 1/2 birthday this month.  She'll be 8 1/2 years old!  I think that she thinks that this entitles her to a gift.  She'll be disappointed when she doesn't get one!

Anyway, after tucking her in last night, Mike said something that has really been making me think.  We've had our daughter for 8 1/2 years now (born July 19, 2001).  We have her for about 8 1/2 more years before she heads off for college.  We're at the half way point in raising her.   OMG....how can this be true?  1/2 way already?

So, I've been thinking (more like worrying).  Are we raising her well?  Are we teaching her values, morals, & ethics?  Is she kind, giving, loving, courageous, and forgiving? Have I taught her the value of hard work and money (I think so) and honesty (not really sure on this one)?  Is she growing up into the young woman we dreamed and hoped her to be?

So what do you guys think?  How are we doing as parents?  All of you know her...where do we need to step it up and improve our parenting skills?

I haven't even gotten to worry about our son yet.  Will have to save that for the next posting.


1 comment:

Danielle said...

This is funny because we just discussed how yesterday was Kelsey's 1/2 birthday, too! Anyway, it's true...they do grow up right before your very eyes. Can't believe we are looking for colleges for Kyle! Ali is a great kid...we would never let Kelsey spend so much time with her otherwise. Keep up the good work!! :)