Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sugar and Spice and everything nice

New Years Resolution #47: Blog more. Keep it short and sweet.

Here we go. I thought I would share a funny story about the shorts and sweets in my life. I'm a FIRM believer that 99% of decisions made from the ages 8-18 are based purely on their level of self esteem. If girls really (REALLY) knew how great they were- they wouldn't settle for anything but the best. Hence, they wouldn't make stupid mistakes and life would be a lot easier and better for everyone involved. This belief I have is the reason I am scared to death to raise a little girl! Lots of praise going on in our house thats for sure! Any ways, while I was spending the past two weeks with my amazing nieces I was blown away by their beauty inside and out. I looked at both of them and asked- "Do you think you are pretty?" Without hesitation, they both said yes. I then asked- "On a scale of 1 to 100 how pretty are you?" Again, with the same lack of hesitation Macey says "1,000" and Cali says "1,000,000." Props to Sharalyn for raising girls who KNOW how gorgeous they are and aren't afraid to let you know it! These girls are going to be just fine!


edmundsfam said...

That's just good parenting right there! :)

redstarmama said...

The girls in our families are going to know they are good enough, smart enough and doggone it, people like them! I always call Greer "Beauty", and sometimes I wonder if I am setting her up for a major complex. Thanks for the justification!

Anonymous said...

Finally! I was beginning to think both you and Shar were MIA. So fun you got to go to Hawaii. Looking forward to see and here more from your trip. I love that one of your resolutions is to blog more. Looking forward to that too. :) But what are resolution numbers #1-#46? That's an awful lot of expectation for yourself. Tell Shar that the reindeer cars have all flown back to the North Pole until next year and she needs to update her blog too. ;)