shoes ~ Marshalls
ring ~kayd design
dress ~ c/o once vintage
bracelets ~ vintage, thrifted
as a parent, i am finding it hard to teach my kids the perfect mix of humility and confidence. i realized recently that i can't say things like, "you're the prettiest girl in the world" to eva, because she repeats it at school. i honestly harbor no feelings of hostility towards other girls in the world, but of course i think eva is the cutest. i imagine every parent feels that way about their children. the other day, henry told me that he told all of his friends that he was made of pure muscle, because that is something i have said to him before (it's true, he's like baby hercules). however, when he told his friends this, they all laughed at him and told him he wasn't as strong as they were. i'm sure that's a normal reaction for seven-year old boys to have...but i didn't like that kids were making fun of my boy. especially over something that i said.
so now i have to be ultra aware of how i pay compliments to my children. i suppose i shouldn't be comparing them to other children anyways (even if i do think they are both the smartest, best-looking kids around)...but how do you teach your child to be confident without being cocky? it's a tough one.
we must be doing something right, though, because i overheard henry say to chris the other day, "well, i am the most handsome boy in the second grade, but there are more handsome boys than me in the fourth grade." i took that to mean that he is both confident and humble. who knows???
i think you are all the best bloggers in the world (really, i do)!!
ps. this is what i wore to the blogger meet-up last saturday.