It is hard to believe that I have a 10 year old.
It is easy to believe that I have been a mother for 10 years, since it feels like approximately 30. I have vague memories of what pre-kid life was like but they seem farther away than any 10 year span has felt before.
I guess this is because motherhood really changes you in some ways.
It has definitely been the biggest overall challenge of my life.
It also comes with the best rewards.
Annabel at 10:
She is an excellent student and seems to be interested in her classes (except perhaps math) and also in achievement itself.
She is an absolutely amazing artist and has visual sense far beyond her years. This extends to her fashion choices, her ability to organize a space, and to her prowess with Rainbow Loom. She did NOT get that from me.
She sees the value in Hobonichi over other planners and loves creating her on layouts. She DID get that from me.
She is fairly reserved in social situations but has a few close friends that she truly adores (some from her old school, some from the current).
She currently enjoys horseback riding and tennis as her regular ‘activities’. She probably would love chorus if it were ever offered here!
She asked me to make Key Lime Pie Bars in lieu of a birthday cake for tonight (GOOD CHOICE).
She is helping me to finish this post 🙂
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNABEL! 10 is going to be great age, I can feel it . . .