Saturday, October 25, 2008

Moments of Simple Joy - the girl

They may have been born on the same day, but my boy-child and my girl-child are very different creatures! Fortunately, they both have delightful personalities.

The girl is the artist - She likes to draw and color, and write. I frequently receive "I love you, Mom. You're the best Mom in the world!" notes. My favorites are the ones that have a little sketch attached to them. I could - and will - fill a scrapbook with all of drawings she's created through the years.

She is a girl who KNOWS what she wants. She also has style! From the time she was very young, she was particular about what she would wear. For a long time, we went EVERYWHERE in her "princess shoes" - you know them, the high healed plastic slides with some sort of glittery this or that. Frequently, people made comments. Sometimes the "Nice shoes!" came with a condescending tone of voice. My standard reply became "We get lots of compliments on those shoes!" In no way did I want to squash her sense of style... and quite frankly, it was a battle I chose not to engage in.

She is the one in whom I particularly notice the "growing up" - though the boy-child has grown more physically recently. It seems like overnight we went from Disney Princesses to Hannah Montana. That'll make a Momma's head spin!

I know I have several years with my little girl...even still... may I cherish each and every day.

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