GGirl keeps informing me that she's a big kid. Under numerous circumstances since her birthday she has made it known, usually very loudly and indignantly, that she is not a little kid and not a little girl.
The voice in the back of my mind keeps saying "she's only 4, she's still a little kid/girl."
Then there are days like today: Mama and GGirl day out for errands, lunch and haircuts. She carries on a conversation about where we are going and what we are doing and there is a MiniMe talking away in the backseat. I look across the table at lunch and see the big girl she us becoming.
My dad has a line that he's been using for a long time and now I use it with my girl: "You'll always be my baby girl."