I've been looking at the photo in the previous post a lot. And this new one. I've spent the past two evenings with Katie. Katie is so precious and when I watch her with her mom, she is like her moms "little best friend." My friend is an animal rescuer for the humane society. As we were cycling, Katie wanted to stop and see every rabbit, snake, kitty, puppy. She is waving and talking to them, just like her mother does. Katie likes sharing the bike ride. When we were done with the bikes, it was just so cute how she got the exercises ball for her mom and "helped" her do sit-ups by some pseudo-spotting. Katie got out the dress-up clothes and wanted us to help her look pretty. She sat in between us on the couch all cuddly looking at photos, web pages, and showing me photos of her in my book, "That's me!" (pages 18, 235.)
As you know, I am the mother of three boys. Boys love video games and guns. I don't have a girl to pass on my passions. I may influence many woman and they may influence me. Indeed, my sons are more than familiar with with what's important to me. But, I won't have a daughter to tell her (OK-nag, as the boys say I would do) how to birth and take care of her family and to share the more simpler day-to-day activities of being a mother/female/friend. I'll be OK.
Photo provided by Katie.