You know how parents sometimes have a predisposed idea of what their children should be? Planning their future out even before they leave the womb? I try to avoid that. I don’t even like the idea of saving for Lara’s college education. She doesn’t have to go to college if she doesn’t want to. I try not to imagine being a grandmother because she may not want to have kids. I just want to enjoy her NOW and bask in the gift of motherhood.
I am, however, guilty of forcing one of my favorite things on little Lara. Reading. I love, love, love to read. And, nothing would make me happier than Lara growing up with that same love for books. I hope she doesn’t hold that against me. 🙂