Friday, October 9, 2009

Photostory Friday: What Happens

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Angie

What happens when a not so girly girl has a girly girl.

That Mom embraces pink and pretends it is fuchsia and is slightly amazed when some of this color starts showing up in her own basic grey/black/brown wardrobe.

That Mom expands her princess knowledge to know most of the songs, due to constant rotation, uses the shimmer princess barbie collection as potty bribery, and is considering just a Mom and Daughter trip to Disneyland next year. (Yes, Land, we are not ready for the whole World yet and Florida just might be too humid for me.) This trip will I'm sure embrace all that is Princess.

That Mom gets a kick out of the dance moves the girl picks up from Glee and will probably put her in Movers and Groovers at the Y, even though her Father doesn't think that is such a good idea.

That Mom shakes her head when the girl puts on a menagerie of clothing and tries to show it off.

That Mom wears crowns and other such decorations to the delight of the girl.

That Mom passes of her dream of wearing all kinds of different shoes that do not come in ladies 11 or 12 on to her daughter.

That Mom is actually trying to figure out how she can swing the pink kitchen for Christmas.

That Mom happens to be me.

This Mom is also more than happy that her Daughter likes to kick the ball, shoot hoops, and try to whack a ball off the tee. She loves that she will get into the baseball equipment and go town. This Mom likes that her Daughter will get dirty in the sandbox and is proud when sand comes pouring out of her shoes from playing in one at daycare. This Mom even likes the fact that as much as she can't stand spiders, her daughter took a liking to one.

This Mom is happy her Daughter is a good mix of girly girl and rough and tumble.


Cecily R said...

Awwww! Great post!

I was the same way when Gracie came along. I thought I hated pink and would never do the whole princess thing...and now I own several pink shirts AND know all the princess songs by heart.

Those kiddos...change EVERYTHING!! :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a perfect PSF! Robyn you nailed it. My earth tones have slowly made way for pinks too-- and glitter. I can't seem to get enough sparkle-- weirdest thing, the effect of a little girl in the house. "I know you, I danced with you..." yeah, let's all sing together.

angie said...

I LOVED how you pulled this all together in the last sentence!

Leslie Collins said...

what a great post. :)

Denise said...

Super post Robyn.. LOVE IT LOBE IT LOVE IT. And I love the picture of the 2 of you.

kaye said...

that's a good mom. I’m making children’s books today. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Heidi said...

Very well written! I loved how you came full circle with your little girl's personality! What a great kid you've got there, and what a great mom you are for letting her be who she wants to be!
Loved the pictures! Very sweet!
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Anonymous said...

AWESOME POST! Miss M. is one lucky little girl who has a Momma who gets her on all levels!

Susie said...

oh, you are such a softy after all! I love how flexible you are--and can't wait to hear about DisneyLand!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

It is good to have a nice balance of the girly girl and the tom-boy! Great post!

MotherhoodFilm said...

I have found that most girls have a little bit of both. :) It makes us well rounded.
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Valerie said...

Sorry but I could not bring myself to look at the spider link. Can't do it! I was really surprised how girly I became when I was raising my daughter. I wanted a boy. Now I have to grandsons and when the first one was born I was like what am I going to do with him? I like playing Barbie, dress up, etc. etc. lol

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Cheri Pryor said...

What a great post! I have one of those girls, too...and we have a fabulous time shopping together now that she is an older teen.

Michelle Leigh said...

I know I would just love PB. She's so stinkin' cute. My girls would get along with her too as they are ALL ABOUT PRINCESSES! I'm more of a girly girl and it even is a bit much for me! Girls are great though, especially when they are well rounded and love lots of things. You are one lucky mama!