So all of a sudden it hit me last night. I was going to tell a brief story in yesterday’s post “And it was good…” that not only was relevant, but it was an excuse to talk about my daughter, which I love to do (yes, I am an unashamedly a proud father).
My daughter is a Narwhal… so to speak, in the context of the previous post. We had talked about embracing who you are, who God created you to be, and all of you uniqueness. So I would just like to share a brief dialog between my wife (Anna) and my daughter (Evie).
Anna: Evie, are you a princess? (as Evelyn is wearing her little plastic heals with Cinderella on them)
Anna: Are you a mermaid? (as Evelyn was also wrapped up in a blanket from the waist down)
Anna: Then, what are you?
Evie: I’m ME!! (This was said in a very excited tone of voice)
I don’t know that it has anything to do with our parenting skills, I just thank God that right now Evelyn is very excited to be Evelyn. She is more excited to be herself than to be a princess or mermaid, and as the father of a 2 year old girl I know that princesses and mermaids are held in very high regard. I hope and pray that as we parent her, we won’t screw that up and we’ll help prevent any one/thing else screw her up. I hope she continues to confidently be Evelyn, cause Evelyn is pretty fantastic.