This child challenges me on an hourly basis. She takes stubborn to uncharted territory. Her moods turn on a dime.
And then she is suddenly silent. Usually moments after raging at me about stale graham crackers, or lashing out and calling her brother a jackass, or any number of other real or imagined infractions on my part.
She is so beautiful. She stuns me. How is it possible that I gave birth to this person? How is it possible that even a single cell in her body came from me?