Back on the bus, and other big steps.

It has been an eventful week for Kerri. She decided to get back on the school bus after a hiatus (due to bullying). We were disappointed to find out that her school bus bully is now the one being picked on. But Kerri is ignoring the misbehaviour on the bus, and so far everyone is leaving her alone. It helps that her neighborhood friends watch out for her too.

Another big change for Kerri happened recently. She has been wearing pull-ups to bed for years. And for several months, she has not had any night time accidents. But she insisted on wearing them. We agreed, thinking this was the last thing she could control. She has come such a long way that it seemed a small price to pay for her peace of mind and restful sleep. But last night, she decided she would - on her own - try to go without them. And this morning she proudly showed me her dry panties! We both said - at the same time - that she was a big girl now.

Another big step for Kerri is in the romance department. Although she is over her summer time love, they have remained great friends. As a matter of fact, they arranged a date on Wednesday, and Thursday the ex-boyfriend came over to play. We are all happy that they both have moved on, there are no hurt feelings, and they are still the best of friends. Somehow, I don't think this will always be the case, but it is nice to see that Kerri cherishes her relationships.

I am still getting used to my new big girl. She tries new things every day, and keeps reaching for her independence. She no longer needs me as much, but she still comes to me for big hugs and long cuddles. And as far as I am concerned, she will always be my baby.

Life with Kerri changes.