So sometimes that means just doing shopping together or painting her toe nails. Rachel is a unique baby girl. She isn't about princesses. She likes baby dolls and want to be a mommy she tells me every day. She loves fashion and is anxious to start learning how to sew. I loved picking out clothes for her but now she is a part of each decision. I love how good her taste is. She picks out clothes for me. Gymnastics is her real passion. She wants to go back to doing arial gymnastics. She asks me every day. So I promised her as soon as my semester is over I will start doing it. She also loves cooking. I'm not allowed to make anything with out her help and I love that.
Mothers and daughters are complex relationships. I struggled with my mom at times. Growing up and having her work so much was difficult. She took care of her alcoholic mother and sometimes I don't think she knew how to have a relationship with a daughter. We learned to be patient with each other and through it we had a beautiful relationship in the end.
I'm so lucky to have a baby girl. I try everyday to be there for her. Sometimes it is just a fun mani/pedi moment and sometimes it means comforting her when she isn't happy with a gymnastics move and starts to get down on herself. She is her own worse critic and so I strive to so hard to be there for each day lifting her up!