My twelve-year-old daughter was excited because it is her cousin's 13th birthday. She is excited also because she will be 13 in a few months. She said:
"Then you won't have any kids anymore, just teenagers."
Then she started teasing me:
Then I won't run to the door when you come home.
Then I won't tell you I like your songs.
Then I won't hang out with you anymore.
Then I won't go to the movies with you.
Then I won't colour with you.
Then I won't come with you to the store.
Then I won't give you a hug or a kiss anymore.
I thought about my two other teenage daughters. She is pretty much right. Dang, what a good reminder to enjoy kids while they are young instead of hurrying them to grow up.