Expanding on last nights post about Ciera's birthday, my friend Tom Miles, who I've never met due to the fact he lives in England (I hope to rectify this sometime in the near future, since he has a daughter and I'd like to sit down for a few hours and commiserate on raising daughters) gave me this great bit of advice today.
"Two things, she's not a teenager yet. There is no two-teen.
And, I don't think there's any way to explain the relationship between a father and his firstborn only daughter. That sudden throbbing bellowing im...perative in your head which says "PROTECT PROTECT PROTECT!!!"
As for prospective suitors, I think international law says that you're allowed to kill the first one that breaks her heart and put his head on a spike in your front garden. To deter the others. Sure I read that somewhere."
I'm filing this away for future use.
Many thanks, Miles.