It occurs to me that the roles that Doug and I have currently taken on in parenting will most likely reverse in less than 9 years.
In our daily lives, my husband is often encouraging me to let the girls be a little more adventurous, physically. I tend to hover and not want them to say, jump off the roof or you know, sky dive. Maybe I am exaggerating, but that is what it feels like when my little girls want to skateboard without holding my hand or jump into the pool without a parent anywhere near or jump as high as they can on the trampoline.
I think it is a good thing that Doug pushes me to look the other way, leave the room, or deal with it. The girls need to explore and they need to fall once in a while.
But in 9 years, when Aubrey wants to go to a party with boys, or to the movies with a group of friends, or is texting a boy, I predict over protective Daddy will enter the picture and the roles will reverse. I will encourage her to go have fun (and to give me a detailed itinerary and all relevant phone numbers) and her daddy will sit at home cleaning his imaginary gun.
What do you see in your life that has you changing roles as life goes by?
I have lots of posts started that I hope to get to this week:
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