All the feels tonight in this dad’s heart. I had a date day with Ashtyn and it really highlighted two things: 1) she really misses quality time alone with me and she misses me while I am gone at work in a deep way. 2) she is not a scatter brained toddler - she is a little woman, capable of holding thought provoking and insightful conversation all day. She is nurturing, kind to the core, and wise beyond her years. For weeks she has been discussing the option of leaving our bed and sleeping in her own bed (in our room). Tonight, she began making her bed and talked about adorning the walls around it with Star Wars art and outer space landscapes. Lindy and I tearfully stared at each other (with Riley asleep between us) while we listened to Ashtyn whisper to herself “I love this bed, but I love my sister” and weigh the pros and cons of sleeping away from us. Ultimately (with no pressure from us), she decided to hop back in our bed and reserve her bed for quiet reading time and the occasional day time nap. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready for them to leave our bed, but when they decide to - l’ll be a sobbing mess. ❤️
I'm trans but I don't want to change my body. The thought of that frightens me the most. I'd honestly prefer to leave my body alone but it makes things so much harder to explain to people who I haven't come out to yet. What do you think?