The day after my daughter, now 11, was born, I was on my way home from work, when I saw a group of kids playing in the street.
It was not a large crowd but it was packed with kids from the same school.
I was surprised that no one noticed them, because I had always assumed that they would be out playing.
I felt a little guilty and tried to stop them, but it did not work.
I started to realize that it is not only a matter of the kids being able to get along with each other, but that they can get along just as well as adults.
A few days later, I had another encounter with a group playing outside my front door, and it became clear to me that this is what I was seeing.
It has never been my intention to make a fuss over my daughter.
I always knew that she was not interested in me, and that I should be focused on her and my family.
However, when my daughter is the one who does the fussing, I have a hard time seeing the world in that way.
For many years, I thought that my daughter had grown up to be my equal, but as time went on, I realized that it was not so.
When she is around, she is an adult, and my daughter’s personality and outlook is more in line with my own.
It makes it harder to judge her.
I was also confused by my daughter being able as a child to make friends, play sports and be social.
I didn’t realize that these were all things that my daughters are able to do, and I have to let her do as she pleases.
This is the first in a series of stories about how we can understand ourselves and the world, and how we come to understand and value what makes us unique.