10. She's a beautiful, flighty, happy, honest, artsy soul. Never worried or stressed; if it's worth being mad about, she's angry in one loud expressive moment, then just as quickly over it.
Sometimes, I see the preteen in our 10 year old, our baby, and gahhhhh, not yet, please. Not yet. She gives more than she takes – flowers, drawings, feathers, giggles – and I don't know if I have the energy for the scale to shift quite yet.
But I'll be there for her when it does.