My daughter and I read every night before bed, well I read to her. I love that no matter how much older she gets, she still enjoys time with her Mama at end of day after the boys have been put to sleep. We read, play a card game and talk for fifteen minutes, then I sing to her and always give her kisses and hug goodnight. It’s our routine and hasn’t changed since as far back as I can remember. Our current book we are reading is Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers & Daughters: 101 Inspirational and Entertaining Stories about That Special Bond.
We recently read a story within this book about a mother & daughter who was having such difficulties during the teen years and I turned to Ki after the story was done to let her know that we have some rough years ahead. I don’t expect her to always think of me as her friend and there will be times where our relationship is challenged, much like that within the story we read. Ki smiled and said to me:
Mama we have to be friends, we are mother and daughter and that’s just how it is. We will always be friends because of our mother/daughter relationship.
Let me tell you all what, that brought instant tears to my eyes! That daughter of mine is the sweetest little girl, ever. No joke. I smiled and said, that is a very interesting way of looking at it, let’s hope you still feel that way during your teen years and gave her a big hug!