So, I am sure that most parents can relate to the feeling that their little girl is growing up to fast. Well, yesterday I got the distinct feeling that my little girl, my only little baby girl, is growing up much too fast. And not because she is walking or talking or eating big girl food, but because she stole my birth control pills and eyeliner.
Then while walking around an outdoor mall she was stopped in her tracks by the window display on Bebe. No the window didn’t contain cute little puppy dogs or brightly colored toys just a row of manikins wearing graphic T’s and tight jeans. She stared in that window for a good 3 or 4 minutes, which by the way is an eternity for a 13 month old. I had no idea that she had such a thing for skinny jeans. I guess I figured that she didn’t much care what I dressed her in.
Of course she has no idea what any eye liner pencil is. In reality she probably just likes the noise the pills make when the move around in their plastic. And as far as Bebe is concerned it was most likely her own reflection that caught her attention but, the events of the day got me thinking. In reality she is going to grow up much faster then I would like her to, and in no time she will be putting on make-up and picking out prom dresses.
So the question that I pose to you is this… Is there anything that I can do to slow all of this down? Is there any way to keep her as my little baby, forever?