She came to me tonight and asked if she could go to a sleep over to a girl she barely knows, I told her I would think about it because I like time to prepare my answer. I am not ready for that type of night out yet, if I knew the girl and her family I might be inclined to think differently... however; I am very protective of Valentina and Cindy is even more so.
Being a mama is rewarding and difficult at the same time... I wouldn't change having either of my daughters, I have been extremely blessed. Besides Andrea told me that I should put my foot down early and not let Valentina get away with what she did. I tend to agree but then again Andrea turned out pretty great and she can think for herself and make very good choices. Of course Valentina is a lot younger in her maturity than Andrea was at the same age. Two very different children, each with their own challenges and each with their own rewards.
I am trying to walk that fine line where I don't push Valentina away but that I don't smother her either. That's the toughest line to walk, also, it is not the most popular line to walk. One of the things I do expect from Valentina that I didn't stress enough for Andrea is a little respect... I understand frustration as I get that way myself but I don't want anyone, least of all my children disrespecting me.
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥