since i am the mother of one girl and i'm about to have another, the topic of raising a daughter has been on my mind a lot lately. being a mother of a son has made me want to be a better person, being a mother of a daughter has made me want to be a better woman. if i were to compile a list of things i wanted to cover in raising a girl, near the top would be proper skin care and not picking at your face(this one took me a LONG time to master) and choosing your friends wisely. i've been blessed with some really incredible friends and then i've encountered my share of duds. scarlett is only 4 1/2 and we've already seen both sides of this equation with her little friends. i think the hardest thing is trying to explain to her why someone would be mean to her. unfortunately, not all people outgrow this and you have to encounter it for the rest of your life. in my own life i've developed the philosophy of:
you don't have to be everyone's friend, you just have to be polite
it's better to be alone than to deal with people who don't truly care for you.
what do you think is some of the most important advice you could give to your son or daughter? or what's the best advice your parent gave you?
learn to budget? study hard? shop with a grocery list? forgive? eat healthy and exercise? pray? definitely pray.
you know what is really fun? watching scarlett put together her own outfits. she definitely has her faves and is not opposed to some unexpected layers and bright color combinations. and surprising poses!
you can see her fairy wings that she wore to church last week that were surprisingly not a distraction. at all. miracle of miracles.
and i think my proportions on this outfit were off. but, i was super comfortable for church and that's nice. whatev. 26 weeks.