My Daughter Grows Up
My daughter is 10. I want her to grow up. But, I also don’t want her to grow up. We are in line at the grocery store yesterday. All of a sudden, while we were in line she gets this wide-eyed nervous look as she’s seeing the magazines. She cautiously looks my way and says ‘did John Mayer really cheat on Katy Perry.’ As her dad, my heart sinks. I don’t want her thinking or knowing about cheating. Yes, I admit it. I want her to stay happy, positive, and unaware of gossip and bad stuff. I want her to keep being the kid in the softball shirt kicking dirt. I want her to keep doing cartwheels. I want her to be the little girl who needs help putting her hair in a ponytail. It all happens so fast. Thanks John Mayer…er the magazine that published that article.