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What would happen if we shifted our thinking from “I have to” to “I get to?” I wrote this piece after an experience with my tween daughter during a busy morning getting ready for school. From the top of the stairs, she asked if I could pack her lunch. She was running behind, and I almost told her to do it herself. But I stopped myself. You see, she is capable of doing a lot of things for herself. Once in a while, taking one of those things off her plate is a treat. For her. For me. And, one day I will miss these mundane things. Motherhood is a gift I “get to” do!