After I read Elizabeth a story, she turned and hugged me and patted me on the back. What a nice cuddle, I thought. And then...
E: "When I grow up, I'm not even going to need a mommy anymore."
That sound you heard? Was my heart shattering all across the floor.
Me: "But I'm a grown up and I still need my mommy. Do you think you'll still need your mommy when you are grown up?"
E: "No. Because I'll grow up and be a big kid and I won't be a little kid anymore."
Like I need reminders. She's getting big so fast.