What path will she take? Ivy League school and professional career? A life of public service truly caring for the well-being of others? Professional athlete? And while you acknowledge that there are certainly bad choices that she can, and will, make, you'll do everything in your power to provide her with the guidance and wisdom to learn from her mistakes, and to teach her that anything is possible, that all goals are reachable, with perseverance, hard work, and a dream.
This is why I'm so proud of the Live Acorn. She knows that the things sought after in life do not just arrive one day at the door of those who wait. Happiness, wealth, fame, even a quiet comfortable life at the end of a cul-de-sac - whatever you seek, it's yours to get, but get you must.
I find it remarkable that one so young could have such foresight. But she does, and when that day comes, as the elephants pull up the last of the stakes, as the trucks carrying the disassembled skeletons of the midway prepare for long drive, as the big top comes wafting down to be loaded for the next town, she'll be well prepared as the newest runaway to join the circus.
Above: grace and elegance found only in the center ring.
Free lifetime passes, bitchez. The perks of parenthood.