This weekend was full of milestone birthdays. On Saturday, we helped a dear friend, Lara, celebrate an important birthday in this Lower East Side restaurant. While on Sunday, we celebrated Chiara’s 10th birthday with her friends. We saw the Lego Movie, which I must say is highly entertaining even for adults. Lego aficionados can appreciate the movie’s theme and underlying moral. After the movie, the girls were treated to pizza and some Minecraft-themed cupcakes.
Yes, it’s official. We are in tween-land. Amazing how the last 10 years seem to have just flown by. Personally, it seems like a lot of my vivid memories started around 10 years old. I am sure this was largely due to my prefrontal cortex not yet being fully developed and hormonal changes. But I remember that this is when my life changed from a black and white TV to a full-color screen. Everything was more intense and amplified.
I am happy to see my daughter’s increasing independence and confidence. But I am also a tad scared of all the growing up ahead of her. I don’t think that the next decade of her life will be as smooth as the first one. There will be a lot of trying on new roles and developing friendships while saying goodbye to old ones. I know that this is pretty much how we all mature and evolve. My one single hope in the next 10 years is that she remains true to her heart and the values we instilled in her regardless of the societal pressures around her.
Cakes courtesy of Dulce Petit