I’ve heard many times that whether you’re a parent of a girl or a boy it really doesn’t make much of a difference, but I have to say they are WRONG! I can remember when I was pregnant with Zeva people would look at me and say your boys are going to spoil her rotten. I didn’t believe them because I just remember being tormented and picked on by my brothers. I was very shocked by the reality of what these veteran parents knew.
Zeva has been spoiled rotten since she was born by me and the boys. She asks for something and one of us usually help her get it. As a result she’s a demanding little princess. She knows she’s in charge. She knows her limits and we are getting better at enforcing that she learns she is not the little queen bee (that’s my slot.)
I never in a million years figured my boys would spoil her like they do. They make darn certain she is as happy as any little girl can possibly be. They were pushing her around her in Fisher-Price Rocker when she was a baby. They have ensured that she is never excluded when they play.
They’ve even humbled themselves and held tea parties with her. Her wish has become their command in so many ways. Yet, they love her with a passion. They don’t look at the things they do for her as a chore or an annoyance. They enjoy making her smile with delight.
Although Zeva has no quarrels with getting dirty in the mud, she prefers to get frilly things. Her little bathing suit has a Toto attached to it. I can’t polish my nails without doing hers. She has literally already taken Koolaide and tried to use it as lipstick. She loves her dresses and fancy shoes.
She is all girl. I love the fact that her brothers are treating her so well. I hope and pray everyday that they maintain this bond. I never dreamed that their relationship would be as grand as it is.
I’d love to hear about the little girls in your life.