I catch these glimpses of my future every now and then. And its really got me wondering. What type of father am I going to be the first time Malaia tells me she wants to go out on a date. Or even the first time she asks to use the car.
I'd like to think I'm going to be cool about everything. My guess is that I'll probably be the complete opposite. Overreact right off the bat. Over analyze every aspect of the situation. Devise some suitable alternatives. Perhaps even offer to chaperon. Hold on. Now I'm talking crazy. I don't think I'll ever get that controlling. But the thought of my little girl growing into a young woman and gaining her own sense of independence. Well it really gets me thinking.
On the flip side though, you hear these stories about teenagers running away and not wanting anything to do with their parents. Ideally that will never happen. I suppose it could, but I guess it comes down to a little bit of compromise on both the parents and children's behalf.
I guess I'll just have to worry about the future as it happens. But as of right now, Malaia can have any and everything she wants. Or that her mother and I can give her, except maybe sole use of the remote. That's daddy's!!!!