Earlier, my daughter asked me if I could taker her back to her mom's in the morning. usually, on Monday holiday's, we spend most of the day together and just hang out, go somewhere and just have some fun. I told her that I was hoping that we could hang out and she said that she had plans.
My heart sunk a little. I know as she gets older, she's going to spend more time out with friends and in the world but in that brief moment of realization, I felt a very deep sadness. Yes, it was momentary - at least the depth, but it was real.
It was really sweet that she detected it because she kept saying she was sorry and that we could do something together on the next Monday holiday - that made me smile!
Parenting is hard!