I was put at ease when she started sending us texts from the concert. She was super excited they were less than 20 rows from the stage.
The girls had a plan to dress up as mermaids because they heard when Train sang Mermaid, they were calling some of the mermaids up on stage.
|Poor pic, but this is what you get when your teenager sends selfies in a text.|
She kept in touch throughout most of the concert, and I was thrilled Jason talked me into letting her go when she sent us a giddy text: "Gavin DeGraw just high fived "J" and looked me straight in the eye!"
So, at the end of the day, I learned that I need to loosen the reigns a little. Nothing majorly bad happened, though she did lose her phone in the venue. Thankfully, they mailed it back to us. It's hard hanging on when they just want to grow up! In 4 short years she will be moving out, and I hope at the end of her childhood she is able to look back on all the fond experiences she got to have. I feel like King Triton did when he realized he needed to let his little girl go. As Sebatian would say- "Children have got to be free to lead their own lives."
Are you a "yes" parent, or is it hard for you to let go too?