A Little Note
Way back 10 or so years ago, my eldest daughter was 4-years-old and heavy into penguins. Being the super-smart nerd-kid she is, she memorized All The Facts about penguins, I couldn’t keep up. “Sure, kid. You’re right. That’s a Magellanic Penguin. ♀️ If you say so!”
Now that she’s 14-years-old and her obsessions center around her friends and trap music, she’s forgotten most of what she knew then. Now I’m the idiot mom asking her things like, “Don’t you know that’s a Fairy Penguin, the smallest of the species?” and “How do you not remember where an Adélie Penguin lives???”
Happy World Penguin Day! Which has now turned into My Kid Is Growing Up Too Fast Day for me.