Yesterday, I left her in Papa's loving care for the longest time yet. I kept stopping to check my pockets for something I had forgotten - something major like my phone or my wallet - only to realize that everything was where it should be. Even her.
As much as I love having her with me, I also need breaks. And sometimes, I feel guilty about those breaks. (Do I really need that haircut?!) And then I remember how much I really want my daughter to learn the importance of self care and that leading by example is the most powerful teaching of all.