This is by no means a perfect image but it shows an important stage of where we are at as a family. A boisterous energetic pup, an exploring and creative 10 year old, and a 13 year old on the cusp of change.
I’m grappling with being a Mum to that 13 year old boy. He is strong willed and wanting more control over his own life. To me it seems like he is travelling at full speed towards independence and I want to slow it down but it’s probably appearing too slow for him. A time of pushing and pulling in his relationship with us and the strengthening of his relationships with his friends. A teenager, starting high school, and trying to figure out his way in the world. He’s making us change too.