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Rowan was talking to tonight
Rowan: "Hey Mommy, guess what? Me and Daddy went to the beach today."
Me: "You did? Did you have fun?"
Rowan: "Yep. And I wore my new sandals and they didn't hurt my feet at all."
Me: "Oh, that's great, honey. (pause) Hey Rowie?"
Rowan: "Yes, Mommy?"
Me: "I'm really proud of you."
Doing this can be hard for me. But in that moment, where Rowan was genuinely touched by what her "Mommy" had said to her, it was all worth it.