This morning I let DramaQueen go into daycare ahead of me while I put Firecracker on her bus. Then I went in to give her a goodby hug and kiss. She looked at me warily and said a quick "bye-bye" that came out more like "ba ba," then gave me a perfunctory hug when I kept coming.
She was embarassed to hug and kiss me in front of the other kids.
I thought I had at least another couple of years.
On the way home this evening she asked if she could watch some television when we got home. I said she could either finish her movie or watch whatever was on "her" (Disney) channel.
"I'll watch whatever's on TV, if that's acceptable."
I'm getting teary-eyed here.