Quote Of The Week ~ April 24, 2016

quotes difference being a tomboy raising girls
I have just fallen in love with this picture this week and decided to put a quote with it.

My youngest has not been able to play sports with her two older siblings because she wasn’t old enough yet.  I heard about a Spring dance class and decided that I wanted to sign her up. She’s my girlie girl and loves anything pink, purple, and covered with princesses and sparkles.

I didn’t want her older sister to feel left out so I asked her if she too wanted to try dance.  She is the opposite of her sister and wants nothing to do with long hair, pink, purple, and refuses to wear anything that remotely resembles princesses or sparkles.  As a matter of fact if it’s not a super hero it doesn’t even get looked at.

I explained that the class was ballet and that it would be all girls and wearing pink would be a requirement.  To my surprise, she still said yes.

Yesterday we went to the city for a “fun day” and while there went to a dance store to buy the ballet slippers.  She put them on and I asked her again if she was sure she wanted to do this.  She looked at the pink ballet shoe on her foot and looked up at me and replied, without hesitation, “yep”.

When she wanted to cut her hair I worried that she would get teased about looking like a boy.  Because even at that young of an age kids, especially girls, can be so cruel.  

While sitting at the playground one day I overheard a little girl ask her if she was a boy or a girl in which my all of 4 years old daughter replied “Does it matter?” I knew then, at that exact moment, that she was fine with who she was and didn’t care what others thought.  

I realized…that somewhere…she had learned to dance to the beat of her own drum.

Proud mommy of an irreplaceable tomboy,

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19 comments

  1. That is awesome Trista! I’m proud of your daughter too! She sounds like a great kid! I took dance class when I was about 9 years old and loved it. It wasn’t so much the wearing of the tutu that I was attracted to though but just the dancing. Maybe that is something she’s interested in as well. I love, love, love your quote this week! I’m going to show my boys and save it on my Pinterest! Coming at you from #candidcuddles

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  2. That’s an awesome answer to the girl at the playground! I love the quote & graphic, it sums up your post so nicely! It’s great to embrace each child for their own unique characteristics. I loved the photo of the girls after dance class πŸ˜‰ so cute! #candidcuddles x

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    1. Thank You! I was really worried that my little tomboy wasn’t going to like dance at all. But she came out and when I asked her she said “I liked it…paused…a little bit”. And then last night she was showing me some of the moves since I didn’t get to watch. I really do try to embrace her unique personality. I just always want to make sure that she is embracing it too. Thanks for hostessing lovely.

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  3. Fab quote and a lovely story about your daughter. It’s wonderful when you know exactly who you are and don’t care what anyone else thinks. She sounds confident, and that is enough to attract people to you. I bet it was a shock when she wanted to take ballet πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
    Debbie

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    1. Yes the first ballet session went good. She said she liked it a little bit but then was showing me what she learned later that night. I’m hoping she loves it …I did when I was younger. Thanks so much for hostessing Debbie!

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  4. What a brilliant response from a 4 year old! So wise! And how wonderful that she’s so comfortable with who she is, you really must be proud. x #CandidCuddles

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    1. She can be a stubborn one sometimes but I try to remember that so was I and still am and that means not letting anyone walk all over you. Which is important growing up …especially in today’s world. Thanks so much for popping over!

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