And maybe that 12 year old can have specific training geared towards the moms needs, and more importantly...her wants! One of my "needs" would be..."Be a shadow to my Lucy...just because she needs one".
I am getting the distinct pleasure of spending 2 days with 2, count them, 2- 12 year old girls.
Right before I got my turn with them they were CLEARLY watching the Twilight movie and they CLEARLY prefer Jacob!!
I love spending time with other peoples kids. I love to hear the sweet things they say about their moms...the things that matters to them. I love to hear them interact with each other and watch them interact with my kids.
It is always fun having company because I get to do things with my kids that we don't normally do...like we had Sprite for dinner. I don't think my children have ever been served Sprite on a Wed. night for no reason other than we had special guests.
These are the moments life is made of. Spending special time with special people and absorbing all the good those moments offer us.