Yeah MHF, WE DO! Oh if I had you closer I'd dump E off all the time, and would expect the same! She needs a riding buddy, but ohhh the trouble!
Tiny you are right, I have to make sure I don't crowd her. I think me not really planning for a family makes it easier. I don't have any expectations or goals for my kid, just for her to be happy, confident, and hopefully a contributing member of society. I do fear that I'm the opposite of what I need to be... We can't participate in sports because we live too far out. Going to do the whole 4-H thing eventually, yep need to get on that! LOL!
For the most part she's independent. She has to play alone while I work in the summers, usually she's sitting by me practicing her art. Poor thing wants to be an artist like me. Noooooo!!!!!! She isn't as much into horses as I am. Loves them, but a little too passive. Oh well, no pressure! Living out here is dangerous for an only child, bears, snakes, bobcats, coyotes, I ran wild on horses and in the woods starting at 6 but didn't have those around! I'm too protective of her. Just recently has she been allowed to go outside alone
and play in the dirt pile with her bud.
Dude seriously I'm trying to plant that!