I don’t know much about little girls, except they like dolls, pretty dresses and have over-exaggerated responses to situations beyond their control. As the mother of two boys, I have found the difference between the sexes astounding. My boys, compared to some, are pretty low key in the energy department and when it comes to things not going their way, they just roll with the punches. I never remember having fights over fashion accessories or how I combed their hair. My little lady on the other hand likes to do it all herself. She is obsessed with shoes, bracelets, baby dolls and combing her hair. She always wants to use my drab and very old hair brush despite having a cute mini mouse brush, that is just her size in hot pink. And many Sundays, I have to throw up my hands in resignation when she chooses shoes that don’t match her outfit or screams like a banshee while I attempt to bring some semblance of order to her wild mane.
Despite it all, I am learning to increase my patience, control my responses and be a bit less rigid in my expectations. Parenting is so different with each child, it is like experiencing it all over again for the first time. And since my baby loves being girly, I am going to love every minute of it, enjoy dressing her up when she lets me and choose my battles wisely.
My little fashionista is wearing her favorite bright red shoes and notice all those bangles on her wrists…I mean toys. Who says you can’t make toys fashionable?
Creating The Journal Layout
I have another layout in my daughter’s art journal. This picture was taken more recently on her second birthday, a few months ago.
You can see the other layouts if you click on the links below:
A chipboard circle and feathers were painted black, stamped and embossed. Skeleton leaves, thread, and items from my stash were used to embellish. I sprayed, stenciled and embossed a handmade envelope which was used to hold hand-written memories from my daughters birthday party.
That’s Crafty: Going Round In Circles
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Flower Power (Stenciled Flowers)
A Inky Mess:#20 Anything Goes