She's already 10 // Ella ya tiene 10 años

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Sometimes you get busy with life and it seems as if you blink once and enough time has passed that you feel you missed out on so much. Then there are the sleepless nights when the house is filled with the stench of vomit and apple juice and your hands are raw from spending so much time cleaning up the contents of a 3 year old's stomach that you swear time stands still.

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A veces te ocupas de la vida y parece que parpadeas una vez y ha pasado suficiente tiempo como para sentir que te has perdido mucho. Luego están las noches de insomnio cuando la casa se llena con el hedor del vómito y el jugo de manzana y tus manos están crudas de pasar tanto tiempo limpiando el contenido del estómago de un niño de 3 años que juras que el tiempo se detiene.

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Recently I came to the realization that a 9 year old girl is indeed human and likes boys. I also found out that a 9 year old girl will go to war with her best friend for nothing else other than to torture and annoy her because she rejected her best friend's crush in the first grade. Obviously they will never be friends again, and I have also learned that my little girl is not sweet or innocent at all. As horrified as I was that she would toss her best friend aside so quickly, I was equally impressed that she would toss her best friend aside so quickly. Obviously this is a photo of her at 2 years old, and how I choose to remember her when I am forced to think of her fighting over boys.

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Recientemente me di cuenta de que una niña de 9 años es realmente humana y le gustan los chicos. También descubrí que una niña de 9 años irá a la guerra con su mejor amigo para nada más que torturarla y molestarla porque rechazó el enamoramiento de su mejor amiga en el primer grado. Obviamente nunca volverán a ser amigas, y también he aprendido que mi pequeña no es dulce ni inocente en absoluto. Tan horrorizada como estaba de que ella echara a un lado a su mejor amiga tan rápidamente. Obviamente esta es una foto de ella a los 2 años, y cómo elijo recordarla cuando me veo obligado a pensar en ella peleando por los chicos.

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We would spend our days having mini adventures. We would go fishing, walking in the forest, to the zoo, or just walking around town to see what we could find. When we could not sleep outside, we would pitch a tent in the house and turn out all the lights, use flashlights as a campfire and cook marshmellows on the grill. All day long was nothing but games, adventures and jokes and then the day came that they were both old enough for school and I went back to working full time.

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Pasábamos nuestros días teniendo mini aventuras. Iríamos a pescar, a caminar por el bosque, al zoológico, o simplemente a caminar por la ciudad para ver qué podemos encontrar. Cuando no podíamos dormir afuera, armábamos una carpa en la casa y apagábamos todas las luces, usábamos linternas como fogón y cocinábamos marshmellows en la parrilla. Todo el día no era más que juegos, aventuras y chistes y luego llegó el día en que ambos tenían edad suficiente para la escuela y yo volví a trabajar a tiempo completo.

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Some things will never change. If anything can be said about this girl, it is that her first love was cats. From the moment she first saw Buddy, she was lovesick and tried her hardest to hug him. Eventually she learned to crawl and she snuck up on him while he slept and hugged him so tight that they were both covered in excrement, which was also the day she realized that cats feel fear. She cried for hours that she had hurt him and has never caused pain to an animal since then. Once she was bitten by a dog and though badly bruised and bleeding, she stopped me from punishing the dog and came up with a more creative way to discipline him. She used to sleep with her cat and always tried to sleep with a dog, but lately she has been the same as me and does not allow an animal near her when she is tired. She is growing up fast and no longer needs me the same as she did before. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I am happy to see her gain more independence, but also senteimental because it means she is past the halfway point in her childhood and I might blink again and she will be living on her own where I cannot protect her.

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Algunas cosas nunca cambiarán. Si algo se puede decir de esta chica, es que su primer amor fue con los gatos. Desde el momento en que vio a Buddy por primera vez, estaba enamorada y se esforzó por abrazarlo. Finalmente aprendió a gatear y se acercó sigilosamente a él mientras dormía y lo abrazó tan fuerte que ambos estaban cubiertos de excrementos, que también fue el día en que se dio cuenta de que los gatos sienten miedo. Lloró durante horas que lo había lastimado y nunca más le ha causado dolor a un animal desde entonces. Una vez fue mordida por un perro y aunque estaba muy magullada y sangrando, me impidió castigar al perro y se le ocurrió una forma más creativa de disciplinarlo. Solía dormir con su gato y siempre intentaba dormir con un perro, pero últimamente ha sido igual que yo y no permite que un animal se acerque a ella cuando está cansada. Está creciendo rápido y ya no me necesita como antes. No estoy seguro de cómo me siento al respecto. Estoy feliz de verla ganar más independencia, pero también senteimental porque significa que ha pasado la mitad de su infancia y podría parpadear de nuevo y estará viviendo por su cuenta donde no puedo protegerla.

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Today she turns 10 and is far cry from the baby with burnt hands who could only be consoled by a deaf old dog, but in my mind she will always be that wounded little girl that needed her dog more than her dad.

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Hoy cumple 10 años y ya no es la niña con las manos quemadas que sólo podía ser consolada por un perro viejo y sordo, pero en mi mente siempre será esa niña herida que necesitaba a su perro más que a su padre.

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Congrats on having a teenager! From a mum with two it’s a compliment to the time that’s coming, sometimes you wanna well you don’t like your own child but many other times it’s so great to see them grow up

I think times like this are over.

More serious times are coming.

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I hope not my Two youngest sons at 7 and 8 and I want them to stay small

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