Balancing Act

Its a delicate balancing act for sure. Trusting and believing in your teenage daughter and being concerned for her safety and well-being.

I don't "worry" pre-se, but having been a teenage boy, I do know what goes on, so I am concerned. Worse yet, she is a head turner, I mean really! We've been out walking (in the mall or on the street on the way to a restaurant so someplace), and its with mixed emotions that I watch boys (and some men) snap their heads around.

Its not that easy being surreptitious, as I try to watch over her from a discrete distance. Its with mixed emotions that I watch her grow and mature, knowing she needs me less and less. I know its as it should be, but that doesn't make it any easier.

I am glad she knows, if ever she needs, I'll be there for her. I guess I'm, pretty lucky, we do seem to have a pretty good father/daughter relationship.
5hadow 5hadow
1 Response Apr 21, 2012

You are right. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. Sounds like you are doing a great job at it and being involved! She will thank you one day.

to be sure, I've had not harder job, certainly none that take this emotional toll. I AM lucky, I actually got 1 real big thank you for making me do that