Danica stopped by with a gift certificate to Frugal Muse for Lola, "I just wanted to do something nice for her" and asking to spend some time with her.
Parenting is, hands down, the hardest, grittiest thing I know I will ever do with my life. For the joy and heartsong, there are times like this it's all about second-guessing, self-doubt and, yes, tears.
It doesn't get any easier once they turn 18. All it means is that your children's futures are upon them, and the real panic ensues.