Yesterday Tomika went to a Shopping Centre with two of her girlfriends from school.
For the first time.
I DID NOT want her to go. I was scared shitless! I know, I know. She has to grow up and all that. But really... Really? I wanted to tell her, "No, you can't go. You're too LITTLE." I wanted to grab my baby and wrap her up in Mummy's arms and never let her go.
When did my newborn become an independent teenager? When did THAT happen!?
The last time I really looked, she resembled this.
These days, she looks like this.
My baby is no longer a baby. She is a beautiful demi-woman.
And I. Am. Terrified.