Mother of Daughters
Yesterday was International Womens Day. It got me thinking about my own girls and the world in which they will grow up. Since becoming a mother of daughters, it has become a mission of mine to ensure that I am instilling in them the belief of value. Of independence, worth and heart.
When they talk, I listen. Their words, opinions and thoughts are important. They should never question this.
I believe in them. I believe in their capability, their ideas and worth. They will always believe in themselves.
I learn with them. If they question something I do not know, they will understand that not knowing something does not make you dumb. It makes you human, and open to learning new things everyday. Being too proud not to admit something only closes your possibilities.
I will be vulnerable. My girls will never believe that they cannot come to me when upset, confused or wary. Being vulnerable is not a weakness but a strength.
My girls see that my husband and I share household duties. We both read to them, take them swimming and play with them. We play dinosaurs, super heroes and trucks. We play dolls, drawing and princesses. We do not stereotype, we do follow interests.
Girls are powerful, intelligent and wise. We do not come in second. This world we are creating, forging and moulding is an equal world with equal worth.
My girls will believe they can because they will know no different.
They can, they will, they do.