Let your daughter watch "The Burning Bed." She'll never forget it and she'll always know she has "options" if she finds herself in an abusive relationship. Teach your daughter to go easy on the plastic surgery. Teach your daughter to never steal her best friend's boyfriend. There is so much pressure put on young girls these days to look pretty or hot it's nauseating. Unfortunately in the world we live in, this is an important gift to have. Teach your daughter to beat the boys at their own games. Teach your daughter to be able to laugh at herself and have a sense of humor.
Before we start digging into the “hows” and the “whys,” I thought it might do us good to have a little sit-down and make sure we’re on the same page, working from the same ideals when it comes to spiffing up our homes.
Down in the South, we call this having a “come to Jesus” meeting. I cannot roll my eyes any harder or more emphatically than when I’m watching a design show where the homeowners say their goal in redecorating is to make their friends and neighbors say “wow!
Tonight I went out with the girls and I told them I was going to write this post so they helped me come up with some good ones! So here we go: PIWTPITT 25 Rules for Parents of Daughters (because as I was making this list it seemed to me that I can screw up my daughter easier than my son so I needed more rules): 1.
She might end up lonely at times, but at least she won't be a doormat. Teach your daughter that "fish lips" photos are never appropriate and never attractive. Teach your daughter to value herself enough to defend herself - physically and verbally. "Boys come and go, but girlfriends are forever." Still true. Teach your daughter that having her underwear and half her ass hanging out the back of her jeans is not attracting anyone substantial nor does it make her look smart - even in the library. Teach your daughter that smart girls get further in life than slutty girls. Teach your daughter to walk away from the teen magazines. Encourage her to get out and see the world, live on her own and figure out who she is and what she wants in a partner before she settles down. Teach your daughter that there's nothing wrong with staying home on a Friday night and reading a good book, but try to get her to read more than just Chick Lit. This book really empowers women to spot danger signals.
(Best served with sweet tea and 90 percent humidity.) We could also call this post: “Things I wish I could’ve crammed into my thick skull years ago.” You know what’s really about to happen here? Because these are all things I have to remind myself, and the more I embrace them, the more freedom I find in the process.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, you’ll be home with no one to impress and only your family, living in the space however it was designed. If your favorite bloggers are wrapping their world in chevron but you just don’t get it? Learn what you love, and combine that with what works for THIS time in your life, whatever it might be. The trend is to say, “Just do what looks good to you! We’ll take our time, find the piece that we love, that makes our heart sing, and not settle for “good enough.” That’s how you end up with a room you love: when you’ve taken the time to consider each thing you add to it, and you know you’re head-over-heels for it. Keep perspective: a chandelier is just a light, after all. Anything specific you want to chat about in this series? And pin this post using the button below so you have this list handy! We're not there yet, but here's a peek at the view along the way...
Rather, the characters are fully developed, because I think it is important to know them as the story plays out. Not that it was really important to be there on time.
****** I pulled my phone out of my pocket to check the time. And even though I knew how the game was played, I at least tried to play by the rules.
I really didn't want to go to this party anyway, but in my profession, you have to schmooze with the big money people if you wanted a chance to play with their money. The party tonight is being thrown by one of my biggest clients.