When I walk down the street with my daughter from time to time, she does something that I find very interesting. Instead of holding my hand like she used to as a little girl, she grabs the inside of my forearm as if I am walking her down the aisle in a wedding ceremony.
Some people have told me that it is a sign that she feels secure around me and others have told me that it is a form of bonding. Either way, I think it is great.
My daughter is about to be a teenager in a few weeks and I am certain that these moments might not last. I will take every little thing I can get before the crazy levels of hormones begin to flow and fluctuate. We have such a strong bond that I am sure that many years from now, she will hold my arm in the exact same way when I walk her down the aisle at her wedding.
I certainly hope we can have this much fun in another 10 years.
In fact, I’m going to write a post in 2025 about us and yes, we will be sticking our tongues out! I made sure that no matter what happened during my divorce that nothing was going to separate us. There might have been a broken bond between her mother and I, but certainly not between us (or my son).
Whatever you have to do to maintain the relationship with your kids, DO IT! It’s worth every penny wasted on lawyers and the court system. I love my kids and am truly enjoying the time I spend with them.
Life is short. Spend time with your kids or someone else will.