This smile just melts my heart. I hope Vivian will always realize that she is uniquely beautiful. These pics are from this past weekend and as you can see she is my girly girl who loves loves to dress up (can you even handle the purple gloves??) but also really likes the idea of wearing her brothers old football jersey for the Georgia game! As her mom, I try to set by example that it’s okay to be and look like whatever you want to, as long as it makes you feel good inside. I know it’s really hard as a young child and even an adult to not compare yourself to others. We tend to be fed certain ideals of what beauty is in the magazines and on TV. Shoot, even in beauty blogs like mine!! But I’m hopeful that since I am so aware of this, that I will work even harder to let her know it’s ok to appreciate those ideals but to not feel the need to copycat them just to feel pretty. I want her to put her own spin on everything.
Do I wear too much makeup at times or not dress conservatively enough at my age or as a mom? Maybe. But makeup and funky clothing make me feel good. I’m not trying to hide who I am with any of it, I am enhancing and adorning my natural self to feel even more fabulous! I believe that is the fun of being a girl, to enjoy the simple things like lip gloss and high heels. However on the flip side, if I were a mom whose personal style was to only wear workout clothes and Chapstick, but that made me feel awesome, I would hope that she would still see that confidence shine through.
Am I guilty of always wanting to pick out her outfits to the last detail? Yes. Little girls are just so fun to dress! But lately I’ve learned to let go (a little, baby steps) and let her wear the shoes she wants even if they don’t match whatsoever. She also tends to gravitate towards the same hairdo every.single.day. (a ponytail) and I can’t blame her. She knows what works for her, so who I am to change it up?? It’s actually really cool to see her personal style and personality come through as she ages, it’s always evolving and such an entertaining ride. You’d be surprised how opinionated a 4 year old little girl can be when it comes to just about everything!! Of course this saying should also go for my boys as well, although we’ll change it to “I’m not handsome like you, I’m handsome like me!” Happy Monday everyone.
What makes you feel like your most beautiful you?