All Girls Are Welcome Here

11 Jan

This is a wonderful story about being a girl. And about being a girly-girl. Or not. As someone who started liking twirly skirts and sparkly things from Day One and still seem to be a little obsessed in my late (really, really late!) 50’s (see how many of my posts are tagged “rhinestones” alone) Nancy Roman’s story spoke to my heart. Thanks Nancy!

notquiteold

Did you know that Amelia Earhart designed her own clothes? I can’t tell you how much I am cheered by this fact.

Recently I had a conversation with an eight-year-old. This girl is nothing like me. I was a girly-girl from the get-go. I loved baby dolls and crinolines and patent leather shoes, and dresses of dotted swiss with velvet ribbons. But this little girl likes none of those things. Instead of dolls, she likes Spiderman; instead of bows, she likes bows and arrows. She cut all her hair off when she was four, and her mother has been persuaded to keep it that way. She is often mistaken for a boy. And she likes it. And I like her.

During our conversation, we talked a bit about movies. I don’t know much about children’s movies. Although I saw “Kung Fu Panda” with this same little girl. I liked it…

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2 Responses to “All Girls Are Welcome Here”

  1. Marian Condon January 11, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Great post, BG. Please get in touch. Have been posting you. Thanks!

  2. Marian Condon January 11, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    Oh, here’s some info for the Ballroom Village. Found a terrific dance page with a blog: http://www.dancebetternow.com Got some great links on it and very practical info.

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