Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mothering a daughter

When I found out we were having a girl, there were many things I worried about and many situations I imagined facing as the mother of a daughter.  But who can plan for every eventuality?  I must say, being M's mother has brought plenty of surprises, including these moments....

* Talking her into pony tails with the argument that they would keep the hair out of her eyes so she could better stalk prey.  She was a cheetah yesterday morning, dressed all in light brown so that she could camouflage herself and disappear into our wood flooring.

* Defending her right to be a zombie when her brothers claimed only boys can be zombies.  "Your sister can be a zombie if she wants to" is not a sentence I ever anticipated saying.

Here she is today as a black Florida panther (are there black panthers in Florida??) with her cub tucked in her pouch (can you see its nose poking out?).  She's teaching it the ways of the panther.


  1. She is such a wonderful little girl. So smart, independent, knows her mind. She was a joy to teach in Primary :)

  2. That's awesome! Love little M

  3. You got a very imaginative daughter, for sure!