Sunday, September 9, 2007

Insecurities already?

Little Avery, within 10 minutes of each other, said the following 2 statements to PG and I...

"Mom. Look at my fingernails. Some of the pink is coming off! I have to fix it! What if Mrs. P sees it? She'll think it's ugly!"

Daddy opened her door to find her playing in her room. He said, "Avery, why'd you shut the door?" She replied, "Because I don't want to be embarrassed by you hearing me play."

I guess this comes with the territory, but I'm seeing situations like these happen over and over. It's so important for us, as parents, to teach her that her beauty comes from within. If this is what it's like with a 5 year old, I can only imagine what the teenage years will bring! :)

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh don't worry, it just gets worse! I appreciate my mother SO much more now that I have kids. I appologize everyday for the things I put her through. Avery is beautiful inside AND out (from what I can tell from your posts) so she has nothing to worry about!

Dena said...

Oh - MY! It's one of the new things they learn at school I think however - they get over it as quickly as they pick it up! I really don't think Miss Thang is gonna have a problem - she is meant for a STAGE!!! She'll work through this! That girl is personality PLUS - she's too too cute - she heard it somewhere!

LeslieW. said...

Wow, it's amazing the things they learn. You might ask the teacher if they have been talking about embarrassment. Sometimes the wierd things they say come from a story or a passing comment. Just this week, Abby insists on shutting the door when she is in the bathroom. These things just come out of the blue.

Theresa Marie said...

she must have picked that up somewhere - probably school? It's so hard these days to teach girls that it's beauty from within that really matters... when they see all this fashion, put together perfect pictures of girls.

Sara said...

From what I have gathered, they pick up everything from anywhere and anything, even what we may not think about.
It's inevitable and scary at the same time. Trust in your parenting and your faith in her, she'll be fine. The phases will come and go, I'm deep into the same with Maddie....
she told a customer at PK that she liked her "hips"....OMG......

Sue said...

Wow! It's amazing what they pick up on. It's such a balancing act. I always wonder how hard it will be to instill those values in the girls while they hear the opposite everywhere else. I guess as parents, we can only do our best.

:)

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