“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
~ Robert Munsch (One of my favorite booksof all time!)
“I’m so glad you haven’t forced me to be your best friend,” she says, not unkindly but without realizing the impact of her declaration. Why did her words sting when being her best friend had never even been on my periphery??
As I washed dishes and she dried, my mini-me, my first born, my only daughter continued. “I know so many people who say their mom is their best friend, but I haven’t wanted you to be my friend…I needed you to be my mother.”
and off I drifted to another season….
But to find out where I landed, please continue reading at Not friends, yet (in)courage; and be ready to share your view on parent/child friendship.