I cannot believe how fast kids grow up... Brittany is soon to be eleven. She has several friends she likes to play with in the neighborhood. I enjoy them all. Today she asked to go to one of their houses and I just wanted her home. I told her no, I wanted her home for a while. I missed her yesterday while I let her stay at a friends until 7:15. She gets the pouty look in her eyes and asked , WHY? So I say what I always say, because I said so. When what I really want to say is - slow down! Don't grow up too fast! I want to hold onto your innocence and youth a little longer. Please just be here in the house, so I can feel you near. - There is a reason I work from home. I like being around the kids. Even if I am not engaging them every second.