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Lissa Poirot on Aug 18, 2010 at 11:34AM

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Certain Milestones Should Be Reserved for Me

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a Lissa Poirot on Aug 18, 2010 at 11:39AM

When my daughter turned five, you took her to have her first manicure/pedicure. She felt so grownup and special. But frankly, that moment should have been with me. My kids are growing up fast, and I have rare opportunities for mother/daughter bonding. I know that you may want to replicate your own favorite childhood memories, but this was a huge one. I feel that you stole my chance to create a lasting memory. A better idea? Ask me if a certain milestone activity is important to me first -- and then think about how something seemingly small, like a manicure, could still be really significant.

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