It is rare to have quality connection with my teenagers. I believe it is in their job description. I would give both my kids high marks for doing their job well. But today was different; today my daughter spent 2 hours singing songs from her playlist. The jam session was probably one hour too long for me, but I was NOT going to be the one to end it. This type of interaction is a valued commodity to the adults in this house.
I am reminded of her younger days when she would give us a personally choreographed dance recital on an almost nightly basis. I would sit as her “audience” until she ran out of steam. I feel confident that those evenings of support and non-judgment influenced her confidence to perform in musicals and plays and sing solos on stages. I am in awe of her gumption.
Oh and the “thank you Momma” as she went off to bed tonight was like a sweet sweet chocolate morsel that I will savor. I am practicing consuming treats in moderation…so I guess this once-in-a-blue-moon connection is my no calorie sweet treat for the day.