I’ve been feeling like I’m too hard on my older daughter lately. I know I’ve written previously about how unequally divided my time felt, so I went back and reread it. Almost 18 months later and I could write the same post. How does this happen? How can I fix it? I promise you, sweet girl, that I don’t expect you to be anything more than just what you are. But, I find myself shouting, “You know better!” and “You’re older!” and “Please just share.” to (at) her so often. I’m cringing just thinking about it.
She takes such pride in her role as big sister. She loves nobody more on this planet than her little sister. And I so love that about her. The two of them are legitimately partners in crime and I am so grateful for that bond.read more