Today I was really hit by the fact that one of the hardest parts of parenting isn't even in the same building as cleaning up bodily fluids or going upstairs to "fix the covers" for the 3rd time in 15 minutes.
It's in encouraging the push for independence, and growth.
My wife sent me a snapshot of Allison before running her to her first day of pre-school. And I felt quite a strong bit of emotion. I am still not sure if it is reluctance, fear, sadness, joy or all of them pushed together.
Happy first day, Allison!