Smack In The Middle:
4 Ways My Daughters Blow My Mind
Just like all children, my daughters are intelligent and thoughtful in ways I didn’t know were possible. It’s no surprise that I would say that. I’m their mother, so I’m at least a little biased. Though, as one of my cousins often reminds me, my bias doesn’t make those things any less true!
Still, Sophia and Makayla surprise me on an almost daily basis with the things they know. I don’t mean that they’re book smart, although they are that. But that kind of intelligence has its limits because it’s cerebral knowledge. It’s great for playing Jeopardy! or Trivial Pursuit, but not necessarily best for living a creative life. Anyone who has access to Google and/or a library can increase what they know about any subject.
I’m impressed that my daughters have this intuitive intelligence and emotional awareness about life and themselves that I didn’t have at 7- and 4-years-old. They know how to freely express themselves and I hope they never lose that ability.
Although I will talk about each daughter individually, there’s a lot of overlap. In no particular order, these are four of the ways Sophia and Makayla blow my mind every day: