Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lifegiver pink...

I posted my "mommy rules" a few weeks ago here and someone asked if I would add some geared towards girls.  I asked a friend to write a guest post for me.  She has three talented, lovely and kind girls.  She does a wonderful job of being a mother and a person.  Basically, I want to be like her when I grow up.  Here are her girl additions...

  • Read out loud as often as possible, especially at bedtime.
  • When your daughter spends an hour dressing herself and fixing her hair, be amazed. In a good way.
  • Remember that drama is part of the package.
  • Chore lists can just as easily be made into scavenger hunts with a prize at the end.
  • Listen, listen, listen. Girls have a lot to say and it's ALL important.
  • Manicures, when done together, are an investment, not a waste of money.
  • NEVER say, “there are other fish in the sea” when they are heartbroken.
  • When they ask you to play dress-up, wear the tiara and be the Queen who gives the orders.
  • Don't worry when all she eats for lunch is two strawberries.
  • Admit when you're wrong.  Apologize sincerely.


  1. The bottom one is the best and applies to both genders and I believe is the greatest asset that a parent has to develop a lasting and enduring relationship with your child. Too many parents hold accountable but never take accountability. It will lead to a rebellious child. - Uncle Philip

  2. I loved reading this list. My dd talks just about incessantly and she loves being able to get her nails done with me from time to time. I fear that I shall cry myself the first time she is heartbroken and also when she takes more than 10 minutes to get ready in the morning. :)


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