Tag: birthday

The Agony and the Ecstasy of a Ten Year-old

My firstborn turns ten today. Pardon the theatrics, but I thought there would be more time. On the aging spectrum, our girl is now closer to adulthood than she is to infanthood. By all legal measures, we are past the midway mark of having raised a child in our home. This feels equal parts accurate […]


Dear Daughter who turns 8 this week, I have very little original material to add to the canon of cliched things parents┬ásay when their kids turn another year.We hyperventilate How did this happen? and reminisce I swear we just brought her home from the hospital!┬áThose are part of the theatrics of parenting. The powers of […]