One of the neat things about being a parent is watching your child grow and develop. You learn something new about her practically every day. For example, yesterday we learned that Doodle is terrified of people in bird costumes. We were eating at a Red Robin burger joint when their mascot, Red, started tearing through the dining area, wreaking havoc and striking fear in the hearts of men, women, and children.
Ok, it looked like Doodle was the only person who became frightened, but she was scared enough for several people. And while I hate to see her get upset like that, there is something satisfying about taking your daughter in your arms and protecting her from rampaging bird people.