I recognized that we had a good weekend with Erin - who is so much fun to be around. We had a fun morning as we shared breakfast and she headed off to school. We negotiated a relatively painless dinner plan with spaghetti winning out over tacos.
I keep thinking she is doing great. She's still Smiley, alright. And then, I realized she's getting used to being an only child.
Jen and I are working really hard to make sure her life is fun. Erin is not real comfortable with the bright spotlight we focus on her. She sort-of jokes that Jen is a "helicopter" mom. Which Jen replies "I am your Mom and you are 11". That's easy to forget.
But we are giving her everything we've got and trying to save some for each other too.
|Erin and Shannon St. Patrick's Day 2010|