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Our girl is thirteen today

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quuf From: quuf Date: October 27th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Good Lord. Is she as tall as Dad yet?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 28th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No, not yet. But she is a little taller than her mom. I suspect that she will top out around 5'10", but you never know.

For many years now she and I have roughhoused on a regular basis. It's a great way for her to safely vent her aggression. Lately, though, she's so strong and accomplished -- she has been doing martial arts since 2006 -- that I end up with bruises from the experience. I wouldn't trade them for the world. They tell me that she can take care of herself and that she trusts me not to retaliate.
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 28th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, indeed. There aren't enough hours in the day for all the things she's good at and all the things she loves.

(Hello, by the way. Some day I hope to stay in better touch.)
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 31st, 2011 07:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's so hard trying to fit it all in. Her art has suffered since starting middle school, since she had to choose between band and art and picked the former, since she was so far ahead of the other kids in the latter.

And thank you for the optimism about catching up. I spend most of my time these days thinking that it is absolutely and unequivocally too late for almost everything. But that Spenglerian mindset is trouble.
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