i know it's a given, loving your kids. but i feel extra lucky to be the mom of our daughter, emma. she is such a sweet little gal!
after christmas, my brothers and their families were in town. and our tradition is that the girls spend a day in lawrence, doing some shopping and having lunch. i have a niece who is 13, so our daughter loves to go hang out with her older cousin and have a girl's day.
this year, i didn't want to saddle anyone with all three boys, and troy had to work, so i stayed home and sent emma with her aunties. i gave her some cash and she took her little purse. and when she got home she was so excited to show me what she bought!
she did a great job managing her money, buying a cute hello kitty shirt, some earmuffs with built in headphones for her MP3 player, and a necklace. for me.
it says love. my sis-in-law said she spent awhile, picking it out, trying to decide between it and another one.
i of course teared up, and i try to wear it all the time. when i'm not wearing it, i hang it from my rearview mirror so i can see it while i drive. she is so sweet and loving!
it's something i hope i can nurture as she grows up and girls sometimes become mean and spiteful. i just want her to be caring and nice to everyone! which i know won't always be the popular choice. but so far, so good :)