The Ultimate Parenting 101 Lesson.
Giving Your Child the Tools to Spread their Wings and Soar.
And Then Letting Them Go.
Necessary for All the Milestones of Life…
But How Do You Know When They’re Ready? And Are You Ever Ready?
14 Years Old. Plunged On Her Own in the Biggest City in the World.
She Was So Excited. I was a Bit of a Wreck.
Had We Done Enough to Prepare Her?
She’s Never Walked City Streets By Herself.
Never Traveled the Subway By Herself.
Girl Scout Camp in the Wilderness was Her Sleep Away Experience.
She Never Owned a Wallet.
Never Owned a Debit Card to Put in the Wallet.
Never Purchased Anything By Herself.
Get her an App to Navigate the Subways.
Buy Her a One Week Unlimited Subway Rides MetroCard.
Meals? There’s Plenty of Places to Eat in NY.
Pack Dance Clothes for 6 Hours of Dance each Day.
Teach Her. Show Her. Support Her.
And Let Her Go.
Drop Her Off at a College Dorm. At the Base of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Under the Ever Watchful Eye of a Little Sister.
On Her Own for One Week.
With Ballerinas from Around the World.
I’ll Be Fine, Mom.
I Know this is Supposed to Happen.
But the Happenings are Coming Fast and Furious.
We are So Very Proud.
My First Text From Her…
I LOVE IT!
Love Her Magic.
Me? I’m Learning. 🙂
I got a little emotional – excellent post my baby Autumn
Love You…Couldn’t Do this Without You.
I can just imagine how you feel, Jeanne… It’s a part of life though- preparing them for the world! Hope she enjoys the experience ♥
Summer: It is part of Life, but I didn’t think Life would fly by this Fast…but it’s All Good!
I got very emotional… You speak so true, your post really hits me as I am struggling myself to let my 24 year old baby fly her way out… She has been everywhere for the past two years but now she’s leaving without a return date. So proud of her as you say, but missing her so much. It couldn’t be more cleverly said, are we ever ready…
The happy part is you know she’ll be fine – but the letting go is never easy. Sending lots of love your way…and hers.