Monday, April 5, 2010
My granddaughters at 2 and 4 have yet to express any preferences for their future careers. However, Hunter, the 2 year old, is convinced that she is a princess. She insists on wearing "princess dresses" everyday. Knowing how important it is that girls have self-esteem and are supported for their talents as well as their appearance, we are always quick to provide positive reinforcement to Hunter when she says "I bootiful."
We respond "Yes, you are beautiful and smart too!"
To which she replies "No, I bootiful. I not 'telligent, I bootiful."
"Yes, Hunter. You are both intelligent and beautiful."
Where's an intellectual princess role model when you need one?
I am grateful for strong women who have led the struggle for equity. My granddaughters have bright futures because of the work of many courageous women.