IT GOT BETTER
IT GOT BETTER
THIS JUST BLEW ME AWAY
True. Go ask very little girls what they want to be when they grow up. I know most of my life I dreaded this question because at some point we become very unsure of the answer. But young kids will burst forth with such sincerity, so certain that they will go to space, they will become a fairy princess, they will be the president one day. Eventually they learn that they can’t actually BE a pony when they grow up, but maybe they would continue to dream big, if they weren’t hindered by doubt or uncertainty.
five golden rings
Fifth Day of Christmas - fiiiivveeee goldeennn riiiings!
Typewriter Series #573 by Tyler Knott Gregson
Their facial expressions are hilarious!
four calling birds
Fourth day of Christmas!
I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from telling them how darn cute and well-coiffed they are. What’s wrong with that? It’s our culture’s standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker, isn’t it?
I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from my first impulse, which is to tell them how darn cute/ pretty/ beautiful/ well-dressed/ well-manicured/ well-coiffed they are.
And why not give them a sincere compliment to boost their self-esteem?
Nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. 15 to 18 percent of girls under 12 now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly; eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down; and 25 percent of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize.
Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything.
So, one tiny bit of opposition to a culture that sends all the wrong messages to our girls. One tiny nudge towards valuing female brains. One brief moment of intentional role modeling.
Try this the next time you meet a little girl. She may be surprised and unsure at first, because few ask her about her mind, but be patient and stick with it. Ask her what she’s reading. What does she like and dislike, and why? There are no wrong answers. You’re just generating an intelligent conversation that respects her brain. For older girls, ask her about current events issues: pollution, wars, school budgets slashed. What bothers her out there in the world? How would she fix it if she had a magic wand? You may get some intriguing answers.
Here’s to changing the world, one little girl at a time.
This is a great article, I love this approach!
Corgis for Prince George//for KAA
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN I LOVE THE ROYAL FAMILY
William’s face though
THE ONE IN THE MIDDLE THOUGH
Ally! Ally! Look at all the corgi puppies!!! (p.s. I miss you)
eeee! Pretty sure I reblogged this when Kristen posted it but I don’t even care, they’re so cute!
On the Third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
Three French Hens!
In other words, if you choose not to vaccinate your children, you aren’t just putting your own children at a death risk. You are RISKING THE LIVES OF OTHER PEOPLE.
So don’t be an idiot. VACCINATE YOUR FUCKING CHILDREN.
(via Meld Wine)
Wooaahh where has this been all my life?
Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?
The difference between the love triangle in The Hunger Games and the love triangle in Twilight…
I would be 100% the first one.
Holiday shopping? Keep your eye on the ball, or better still, both eyes…