|Maddy faces the morning|
|Robyn is a child who chooses her own clothes---I love her style!|
I wasn't ready for it with my children either, although it was entirely out of my hands, and not unpleasant. More like a slow fade in a western movie. Bittersweet because working with them to be independent and their own selves was satisfying and so "grown up" for us as parents, but although I believe in the principle, the reality sucks. No, that's strong; the reality makes you boringly nostalgic.