Lesson #23: I guess you could also call this Lesson #25: Part 2.
Every day is a brand new chance to grow in some way.
One way I did that over the weekend was to surprise Lucy with a trip to the hair salon. I know she's only four but she's going to have a lifetime of opinions that won't always gel with mine. Within reason, I need to learn to let her make her own choices and express herself in ways that are healthy, otherwise, she could find less acceptable ways to do it. So the answer was "yes" when she chose the skull and crossbones face painting at a schoolmate's princess party and don't bother fighting her strong desire to always wear jeans. She's her own person and I love that. I think maybe I wish I was a little more like her.
Besides, there's not much she can do that would make her less adorable.