|For some reason these photos remind me of the movie Stand By Me.|
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Searching for minnows
I need to begin this post by saying that I am not completely in favor of what transpired tonight. But, I want Grace to have friends on our street and she can't always be the one kid who is not allowed to do things. I try not to be a "helicopter parent" who is always hovering over her, but there is no way I am going to let her near the lake if I am not around. So, I'll admit it....I let this happen. She didn't sneak off and disobey our rules. In fact, for a long time she stayed on the shore and watched the other kids. When they called her to come play, I heard her say, "My mom says I am not allowed." I felt bad so that I told her it was okay if she went into the lake just up to her ankles. And then I watched from the deck and the back lawn, taking pictures to avoid the other kids thinking Grace is a baby who needs her mom around. (And the light was beautiful so I couldn't resist!)
So, I watched. And I let it happen. Does that make me a good parent or a bad one? I am not sure.