Along with encouraging me to become more independent, I’m sure my Mama reflected a lot on both my progress as a child and her own progress as a parent.
Scene 7: Mama reflects on her suggestion that Karen go to the pier
As Mama watched Karen leave the kitchen, she thought over what she had just said.
I’m nervous suggesting that Karen do this by herself, but I can’t let my fear stop her from growing into an independent person. She needs to learn to feel good about her daily activities and accomplishments, as well as her schoolwork, and she needs to do something extraordinary, at least in her own mind, to show herself how capable she really is. She took me by surprise, when she said she wanted to ride the horses. Why didn’t I think of that? Of course, she wouldn’t be content with just walking to the pier and watching other children have fun. Not my Krana Layala. At least I kept my mouth shut and didn’t interrupt her or disagree with her. She’s making progress, and so am I.
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