My Daughter

My 10 year old daughter, Aliya. My first born. My only girl. As she enters her “teens”, I wonder what will become of my relationship with her. My friends, with teenage daughters, warn me repeatedly that it will change . . . dramatically. I hope not. The thought of her not smiling that whole face smile of joy when I walk in the room is something that makes my lower lip quiver and a frog magically appear in my throat. I hope that if she ever starts to change, she remembers the good times, those feelings and if all else fails, the lyrics of this song by Loudon Wainwright, III — they say it all:

Everything she sees
she says she wants.
Everything she wants
I see she gets.

That’s my daughter in the water
everything she owns I bought her
Everything she owns.
That’s my daughter in the water,
everything she knows I taught her.
Everything she knows.

Everything I say
she takes to heart.
Everything she takes
she takes apart.

That’s my daughter in the water
every time she fell I caught her.
Every time she fell.
That’s my daughter in the water,
I lost every time I fought her.
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I lost every time.

Every time she blinks
she strikes somebody blind.
Everything she thinks
blows her tiny mind.
That’s my daughter in the water,
who’d have ever thought her?
Who’d have ever thought?
That’s my daughter in the water,
I lost everytime I fought her
Yea, I lost every time.

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