We are days away from my daughter’s 2 year old birthday. Our family is excited to celebrate. To be honest, I am kind of in shock that it’s only been 2 years since she came into our lives.
This little one is smart, fearless, and lots of fun. Feisty is probably the best word to describe her.
In addition to watching Mickey Mouse, chasing the cat, and torturing her older brother, Feisty loves to color on couches with marker and laugh at our strategies to parent her.
We are the luckiest parents because despite the craziness, this girl is awesome.
In trying to decide what we should do to celebrate her birthday, we asked our 4 year old son.
She should have a princess party.
Where in the world did he even come up with that? With the exception of some Elsa and Anna shirts, she doesn’t even have princess type toys.
He said it was what the girls like in his class so maybe she would too.
And so the gender stuff really begins in this house.
Don’t get me wrong. He has hot wheels and she has baby dolls but in the classic second child case, all she wants are his toys.
Her favorite of all? Star Wars themed things.
This is a girl after my own heart. Growing up in a neighborhood full of mostly boys and having a brother, I also gravitated from most of the “pink fun”.
Feisty wouldn’t know a princess until she stole the crown off her head which by the way, she would find very amusing.
After our conversation, I realized that choices about even birthday parties will have a huge impact on how my kids view gender in their lives and the world.
So this birthday, I imagine Feisty will be pushing her doll in a stroller, while flinging a Hot Wheels car at some poor innocent soul and flying an X-Wing. Quite possibly she will be wearing a superhero cape while doing all of this.
It’s the theme of living life to the fullest.