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Celebrate Your Daughters When They Play Like Girls!

Have you seen the new Verizon FiOS commercial with #FiOSFootballGirl? I love it. Take a minute to watch. No pressure, but it will make you laugh. (It’s a series! Check out all the #FiOSFootballGirl’s videos at her YouTube page.) —¹This. THIS. THIS is exactly what I want my girls to be: fearless, clever, tenacious, and wildly successful. I love the part with the brother and his friends, mouths agape. One of them says, “I follow her blog. It’s so good, dude.” I have big dreams about my girls being that girl. I want people to stop what they’re doing and say, “She’s so good, dude.” Because they have … Read more

Being Silly with the Weebles

Grace is a silly kid. She giggles, jokes, and stumbles just to be funny.

And then she announces how funny she is, which sounds really strange coming from such a small person.

About a week ago, she saw a commercial for Weebles while watching tv with my dad. She was impressed. She was so impressed that she asked me to buy her some Weebles.

Little did she know, a huge box of Weebles toys were waiting at our home that very day.

When I agreed to review the Weebles toys, I was concerned that Grace might be too old for them. I knew that our January baby would love them before long, and I was excited to see the new version of my own beloved toys. But I wasn't sure that Grace would be interested.

I was so wrong.

As Joe and I unpacked the box, Grace grabbed every Weeble. Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down! she giggled, wiggling and wobbling and falling down.

She named all of the people. She noticed that they all had numbers on their backs.

She experimented. She figured out that they will right themselves when placed upside down. She tried over and over to knock them down.

She was never successful.

You know, because Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

Then Grace and Joe got the music going in the musical treehouse.

And the dancing began.

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Practicing Her Dancing Moves

After just three weeks of dance classes, Grace is starting to practice at home. A lot. She likes to stand like a flamingo, and she’s recently learned to “open the book,” which I believe is called first position. Her favorite thing, though, is to pirouette. After one particularly vigorous series of pirouettes, she paused and put her hand on Joe’s head. Hold on! she said, out of breath. The earth is moving! Turns out she made herself a little dizzy. Happily submitted to 5 minutes for Mom, Wordful Wednesday, and Red Lotus Mama