One step to normal

October 14th, 2008

When girls turn 9 quite a bit begins to change and you may no longer see so intimately eye to eye. Then you realize they’ve been waiting all their lives to have the high ground under their feet.

Me: You are growing so much! (With poorly masked dismay over the rapidly outgrown clothes, the discarded toys and the little girl lost.)

Her: Maybe that means I’ll be a normal-sized person some day!

I don’t have to tell you that she already fills the sky and outshines the sun, but normal is good enough too. Normal will do.


  1. Oh, I love that.

    Comment by Stacy (mama-om) — October 14, 2008 @ 6:18 am

  2. maybe one day i’ll grow to be as wise as gg.

    Comment by Wendy — October 14, 2008 @ 9:41 am

  3. love that, “…a normal-sized person…”

    that, at the very least, and more i’m sure

    Comment by ladybug-zen — October 14, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

  4. With such a good guide in her early years I am sure that she will achieve normal if that is her goal.

    Comment by Cat — October 14, 2008 @ 3:01 pm

  5. I remember when I was little, I couldn’t wait to be big so people would take me seriously.

    Nobody respects kids, it seems, but I was convinced that “kids are people too.” I think that was the tagline to a kid’s show.

    That belief never went away. That’s a good thing.

    Comment by Rowena — October 14, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

  6. That is so sweet. Honestly, I’m still waiting to grow up to be a “normal-sized” person! At 4’11”, I’ll have to wait until my next lifetime.

    Your daughter is adorable.

    Comment by Debra W — October 14, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

  7. so much meaning in their words! normal will do.

    Comment by Bridge — October 15, 2008 @ 4:51 am

  8. I just found your blog, and I really enjoy it! I just posted about my growing-up-too-quickly 9 year old girl, too.

    Comment by Terri — October 17, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

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