Posted on | October 28, 2012 | No Comments
I swore I wasn’t going to raise my daughter like all the other moms were raising theirs.. Wearing the latest foo foo dresses, gussied up like princesses and all girlie girl, not allowing them to get dirty, making them be all prissy with ballet dance lessons, singing lessons, and cheer lessons.. That is unless my daughter wanted to try it.. BUT, not until I felt she was at an age that she could make the SANE decision on her own and as long as it wasn’t influence by “friends”.. You know, the whole “everyone else is doing it” kind of thing.
I wanted their to be a real Genuine reason for why my daughter was interested in taking an kind of Lesson for something.. Mainly because we didn’t have money to “throw” around for the hell of it, and also because we wanted her to learn to FOCUS on the importance of spending money wisely. Knowledge is power, but being selective of what knowledge you have is also a better way of learning as well.
Well, we did allow her to take Pom & Cheer when she was 5, and she found out she was afraid of heights so that didn’t work out so well, we were going to have to stay in it “to conquer her fear’s and to prove to herself that she could do it, but we also found out that year that she inherited my bone disease (scoliosis) so that shot any sport out of the water, which sadly included Cheer leading.
Don’t get me wrong, I had no problem allowing my daughter to wear princess dresses and play dress up, I even bought her costume jewelry, little plastic high heel dress shoes, play make up ect.. She even owned Every single Princess movies ever made, cartoon version and Real Movie made after each cartoon character too.. We had a membership to the Disney movie club, and we got all kinds of movies of course.. Not just GIRL gender movies. Jade was interested in GUY movies more than Girl movies. She loved them all. She even had costumes of Freddie Kruger (SP) and other scary characters, camouflage and more.. We were never gender specific with her…
The results: She doesn’t know the Meaning of “just for Girls or Just for boys”…. At least not yet… She hasn’t learned about “ Giving birth “ YET…. lol…. She’s only 10… She will learn that there are SOME Gender specific things, but as far as I am concerned and she will be concerned… There will be VERY few things that girls should NOT be allowed to do in life…
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