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Recently she came up with this list, her “5 favorite girls” with no help from me might I add. 1.Princess Leia 2.Ariel 3.Fiona (from Shrek) 4.Mommy 5.Lakey Peterson (pro surfer).

Her list just put a huge smile on my face, because it’s close to a list I probably would have made as a little girl who had a bff brother too (but also, I would smile at any list she would have come up with because it would have come from her) . With no extra influence from me and probably a lot of natural influence from her brother – she’s a well rounded pink princessey, tom girl, tough girl (as she likes to call her self).

*What you thought those teeny tiny toddler sized bunny slippers were for Harlow?

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· September 16, 2013 · in Daily,Real Life,The Sweet & Simple Life



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Mary September 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm

You’re much better than me! I often got stuck in the I-know-what-he-likes-best mode with my 4 year old son but I’m learning to ease up a bit. After some exposure to Sponge Bob Square Pants at the grandparents house, he started asking to watch "speenge bob" all the time. Beyond the fact that it’s an utterly grating (to the ears) show to watch, I don’t feel like it instills any value – educationally, morally, etc. It’s just mindless entertainment. Still, I’ve allowed the occasional 20 minutes "speenge bob" on special days (i.e. I have a mountain of laundry to do, I’m battling a migraine, he’s been especially good, etc, etc). I do draw the line at clothing or toys with most cartoon characters. I feel like it instills an idea of commercialism and materialism in kids at such a young age – I hate it!

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Heart and Habit September 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Sometimes it is hard, maybe I’m so agreeable because it hasn’t been anything too bad yet? Sounds like a good compromise, sometimes for a smile it’s worth it. I very much agree with the commercialized products, also the quality isn’t my favorite. But I would totally give the thumbs up for undies and PJs with characters, if they were super super into something – compromises. 🙂

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Mónica September 17, 2013 at 9:57 am

Me too I like my children to be independent to choose their clothes etc … as you were saying but sometimes you can not avoid taking them along the way that I like that is going to do. By the way this beautiful and that smile is captivating. Kisses and happy Tuesday.

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