Anna is only 3 ½. Isn’t it amazing that even at such a young age, she knows what she likes and what she doesn’t? When watching those girly commercials with everything from “My Little Pony” to “Barbie Mariposa”, she will usually shout, “I want one does”. We oblige some wants and not others. Take for example, the “Bratz dolls”. Aside from these dolls having the oddest little features, they look like little hussies. Sorry. I’m just not comfortable with Anna dressing these dolls in their little skimpy outfits. I realize this may make me totally unpopular with some moms and possibly get me kicked out of a Mom’s Club or two, but it’s a choice that I make for my daughter right now.
I want her to grow up to be a woman of virtue. (Please note: I do believe your little girls can play with Bratz dolls and still be virtuous.) I recognize that I have a very long road ahead of me and, a lot of unforeseen battles. This, I know. We used to talk a lot about purity – about how true love really waits. When I was a teenager, I bought into this. I want Anna to buy into it, too. One of the best ways, I think, to make virtue important to Anna….and to John Henry, too…..is to expose them daily to the One who came that “I might have life and have it more abundantly.” And, for both of them to see Kris and I bringing glory to Him. Oh, we’re gonna have days, and we do, where we fail miserably. But, I hope that they forgive us when we do, and are inspired when we get it right.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30
What do you think is okay or not okay for your little girl?