Thursday, June 30, 2011

Climb Baby

I try and teach my daughter that she is much more then a pretty face.

That being said, when she is older she is going to be a stunner, curvy and tall with gorgeous latte skin and long wild curls.

I have no doubt that the curvaceous bombshell I see in my future will be a force to be reckoned with.  My mission to give her power well beyond batting her curly lashes.  To teach her that being kind, smart, curious strong, and a lover of books is what actually matters.

Yesterday I had a moment that made me feel I am showing her to love and believe in herself. 

She reached to top of a rock climbing wall and was able to ring the bell for the first time.

She repelled down like a pro, glowing with pride and radiating with success.

She ran over to me still donning the harness.

"I am so proud of myself,” she said.  It made my day.  

It was a small success, but moments like are the building blocks.  She can do anything she decides to do, that may be a singer and a dentist as she is currently planning or anything else she puts her mind to.

Ring that bell baby.

So much more then a pretty face.



  1. What a wonderful post. It is so easy to worry about daughters instead of showing them the power that they have inside. Looks like you are doing the latter. Awesome.

  2. Yeah! Good for her. And what a great thing you are teaching her about character!

  3. It's awesome seeing people raising their kids right, more people need to know that women are just more than make-up and hairstyles.

  4. This is a great post. It's tough having these little girls...that we know are going to become big, pretty girls...tough to figure out how to keep them grounded in what's real and lasting. Well done mama.