My two girls are about 7 years apart in age and very different in SO many ways. My oldest is chatty, anxious and emotional while my youngest is super sensitive but fairly independent and always observing even when you don’t think she’s paying attention. Besides their attributes they have many differences in their physical appearances with the most obvious being their hair.
They both have dirty blonde hair that gets pretty light in the summer. My big girl (Bella) has always had this amazing hair and was complimented even when she was a baby. Her hair is crazy thick with beachy waves and gets a bit frizzy with the weather. I like to call it mermaid hair, but she can’t stand it often crying that it’s too thick and hard to clean. My little girl (Livi) has super thin, stick straight hair. The funny thing is they both want what the other has!! My oldest is always upset that her braids aren’t thin like her sisters and her ponytail doesn’t hang straight. My little one wants to know if her hair is as long as her sisters or if she has curls like her sister. The other night Bella did her sisters hair in 2 cute little buns and then asked if I could do the same for her. After I did them she took them out pretty quick because they were so heavy and started to give her a headache. Her little sister slept in hers. When she woke up and took them out the first thing she said was ‘is my hair curly like Bella’s now?’💖
We all do this!! I know I’m guilty. I’ve been paying upwards of $200 at times just to have dirty blonde hair which God finally gave me twice👧🏼👧🏼…He just didn’t give it to me on my own head 😂 I bring pictures of celebrities and random people on Pinterest to my hair appointments because I want their hair. We see something someone has and we want it. I’m trying to teach my girls to not only be happy with what God gave them but also be happy for others for what God has given them too.
My girls are both beautiful in their own ways and I want them to celebrate others instead of being envious. This doesn’t apply only to physical appearances or attributes, but also successes in life. There’s nothing better than having a friend be happy for you and celebrate with you instead of being envious or jealous of your successes. We should be there to congratulate and cheer each other on and this starts with us as role models. Go out of your way to compliment and cheer others on. Our kids are always watching what we say and do. We certainly know this when we slip up and say a bad word then hear our 5 year old say it a day later. Like the other day when my littlest told her brother ‘you’re pissing me off’…I may have said that once or twice 😳🤣
I’m a firm believer of what you put out there comes back to you so let’s make sure it’s good stuff!! 💖