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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!

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves to spend extra time laughing & smiling with her three children. Brandy runs multiple blogs & she loves to tweet daily and ramble on Facebook. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

This article has 7 comments

  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell (140 comments)

    I hope she’s right and that her pulling away will be minimal. They do come back though. :) She’s a doll; love the special time you share every evening.

  2. Rosey (996 comments)

    Aww. I hope she doesn’t stray too far either, when the time comes. Kids are awesome, aren’t they?!!. :)

  3. Robin (166 comments)

    My mom and I didn’t get along so well when I was a teenager, but once I grew up – I went back and now my mom and I are bestest of friends.

  4. Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo (12 comments)

    I’m in the midst of those challenging moments. Sabreena’s an awesome kid but I feel distance sometimes. I know most of it is natural but i hate it. I have to keep reminding her that I’m here whenever she needs me.