Posted By Kathleen David on December 5, 2012
Today is Caroline’s 10th natal day.
Today is your 10th birthday. You are now in double digits as you have put it.
For me it seems like the time has gone by in the blink of an eye but I also know that you have already done a lot in those 10 years.
You are well traveled as your passport would attest. You have petted cats on three continents. You have met people and charmed them with your personality and wit.
You love animals. Currently your long term life plan is to become a large animal veterinarian and save the big cats. You have your own small cat in Fig who see you as her human. She came up to you for pets this morning before going to anyone else. You do well with other animals including snakes and lizards. You are not too fond of bugs.
You read a lot. You like books and graphic novels. I am as likely to find you reading a book as I am a graphic novel or comic book. You love reading Archie, Young Justice, Disney comics, Marvel comics for younger readers and Skyward. You also like Zits, Calvin and Hobbs and Big Nate.
You love to draw and other forms of art. Right now we are making a car for your Vanellope doll out of recycled materials. You are starting to learn to sew and use a sewing machine. I love watching you draw. The focus in your face is interesting to see.
Right now you are into Pokemon, Monster High, My Little Pony, Skylanders, Sailor Moon, and just about anything Disney. Your favorite ride at Disney is Thunder Mountain but you still have a soft spot for the Carousel and Toy Story Mania.
Your imagination is vast. You make up stories in your head and act them out with your toys. Currently you have your Barbies and your Monster High dolls working on a treaty between the monsters and the humans.
You are doing well at school. You just got Citizen of the Month at your school again. You are learning to play the flute and doing pretty well. You have a green sash in Kung Fu and are learning the rules to sparring.
You constantly amaze me with what you say and do.
Hard to believe that in 8 years you are going to be an adult and looking at colleges. But I am willing to wait and enjoy my time with you now.
I am so very grateful for my daughter.