As a parent I want to teach my children to be strong and independent. Ayla is old enough now to do many things herself. She is growing up. One of her responsibilities is to empty the dishwasher and today she did it almost entirely by herself. After coming home tonight she wanted some slices of he baguette I had just purchased. She took it upon herself to get out a cutting board and bread knife and cut herself some pieces. I pray I can continue to encourage her to be independent and confident.