3 Things I Want to Teach My Little Girl.
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3 Things I Want to Teach My Little Girl.
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When I found out that sweet Lettie was a girl I couldn’t believe it. Now that I am having TWO girls I have been thinking a lot about the example that I want to be for them and the things that I want to teach them. I feel like there are so many different things that girls go through (hello emotional) than boys and that’s okay! I just have to truly think about the things that I have been through and pray and try to figure out the best way that I will be able to help my sweet girls go through them too.
As silly as it sounds I started a list in my phone of things that I want to make sure to teach my little girls. While the list is still a running list being added to at least once a week, I think I have a pretty good start and want to share my biggest three things with you. I would love to hear things you hope to teach your little girls in the comments as well and I’m excited to share mine!
1 – IT’S OKAY TO WANT TO LOOK PRETTY & FEEL PRETTY
I feel like right now there is so much focus on talking to little girls about other attributes than being pretty, and I totally agree with that. However I want my little girls to know that it is okay to want to feel and look pretty too. As women we can be so much more than pretty but it is okay to want to look put together and feel put together too. For example, my hair is something that I really care about. I think it is pretty common knowledge that I have hair extensions and making sure that I am taking good care of them and my natural hair to have pretty hair is something I truly care about. I enjoy trying and buying new products for my hair and keeping up with the latest and greatest. It is okay to love something like that and to enjoy making my hair feel and look good. I recently found out about Spring and Vine and to be honest I was slightly hesitant. I was worried that it would make my hair (and extensions) feel dry and brittle, however I seriously am obsessed! I used my normal conditioner after using the shampoo bar and my hair felt AMAZING. I love that they are doing a shampoo bar (Which was a little weird to use at first honestly! Make sure to lather it up in your hands good before putting it in your hair.) and reducing plastic use as well. I love that there are different kinds of the shampoo bar, for example my scalp gets super itchy in dry Utah winters and they have a Tea Tree and Mint bar that is Scalp Soothing and it has saved my scalp this winter. Not only do I feel like my hair looks good, but I also FEEL good about my hair. I want to teach my little girls that it is okay to want to FEEL good and if part of that is looking pretty/good that is great with me!
2 – THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS BE KIND
I don’t want to teach my girls that they have to be the prettiest, smartest, have the most friends, or anything like that. I want to teach them that the most important thing that they can do in life is be kind to those around them. People will be mean, they will have hard friends, and so many other things during life. However, being kind is truly the most important thing and people will remember the way they made them feel.
3 – DON’T HIDE BEHIND YOUR PERSONALITY TO MAKE SOMEONE ELSE HAPPY
This is something that I struggled with for as long as I can remember until recently. I have always been one that makes myself “small” for the people around me. Looking back I think it is something that has really hurt me throughout life. I want my girls to always be who they are no matter what people think around them. I want them to always know that they are always enough and never too much.
These are three things that I am hoping that I can instill into my sweet girls at a young age. I’ll be completely honest I’m terrified to be a mama to girls. Being a girl for me through elementary, jr. high, and high school was really hard and I just hope that I can be there for them and help to instill something in them while they are young that will help them through those times.