Is that they’re 100% Mayhem.
Meaning she constructed them entirely on her own. All of them.
Sure, she asked me to help her put them on. And tie that bow.
But I was no part of the design or construction this week.
It’s been a pretty emotional week for me as I’ve watched it unfold.
I have so much pride in her independence. And so much difficulty too.
She’s not a baby anymore. She hasn’t been for a very long time. And I know that.
It was only 14 short months ago that we sat on the floor together and she watched as I pieced a paper dress together. Now, she goes in and creates more interesting things on her own than I could ever fathom.
But when she looks at something we’ve done together and wants to recreate it on her own, it’s extra special for me.
So today Mayhem and I are going to celebrate.
Her first week ever of creating dresses solo.
My help (and input) may not be required (or requested) as much anymore, but I’ll always be her biggest fan and supporter.
I’ll always be cheering the loudest. And the first to jump at the chance to help.
Because I’m OK with my new position as “assistant paper dress maker”.
This whole parenting gig is slightly more complicated than the pamphlet implied…
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