I can’t believe my oldest daughter will be 8 years old next week. To be exact, “nine days and counting,” as I was informed this morning by Alison. And, if you want to get technical, she’s been counting down the days since she turned 7!
It’s like this every year. Where to have their next birthday party is a major event to look forward to as a kid. And, why not? That’s how it should be when you’re a kid. Because after all, you are a kid. Now is the time to enjoy being young and carefree. There will be plenty of time after your education to join in real life and all the responsibilities that comes with it.
As a parent, it is our role to guide our children into mature, caring citizens. We must thank teachers and other relatives and friends who also act as role models in our children’s lives.
It takes a village to raise a child. I’d like to think that that child also aids in the value of your life as well. Why not take some of their youth into your own life and drive with the windows down in your car and let your hair down? Take a deep breath and kick back every once in a while.
Why is it that when you are young, you want to be older, and as you age, you want to be younger? I know one thing holds true for all, take time and enjoy each day as best you can. You’ll be a better person for it.