I don't know how it happened, but sure enough here we are. Fearless Maria turns 10 tomorrow.
I wrote this post about Maria two years ago and it still sounds right. Especially the way I described Maria at that time:
Maria is sweet, silly, funny and amazingly smart. She has moments of amazing insight and some days she has a tongue like a lash.
As you've seen over the past two years, all of that is true. Maria is truly fearless, even though she'd be the first to admit that some things in this world are plenty frightening. The thing is this: she has already learned that you must face your fears if you are going to move forward in this world. We all know people who never master that particular skill.
Since that day 2 years ago, Maria has continued to learn, grow and thrive. She has many great moments ahead and it's going to be a thrill to watch. Actually, watching isn't the right word. Parenting is hardly a spectator sport. Jill and I will support her as she makes her way in the world. Maria will make many decisions in the next 10 years of her life. And as those of you who follow this feature will agree, we have every reason to believe that she'll do a very good job of charting her path.
And one other thing: she promises that another edition of Guilty Pleasures is in the works.