A bit difficult, contrary even. Full of new-found independence, but still clingy at times. Fully formed, with likes, dislikes, passions and secrets. An age I've never warmed to in girls, too close to the terrible sevens. Boys still lack that social skill that makes them aware that others might be watching them. Relationships seem to be somewhat similar.
If I could turn back time to change the course of events I wouldn't. Happy anniversary of that magic date, my beloved.