Today, I will be featuring a great mother who has successfully imbibed some great life values in her young daughters. Below is a Facebook post by Ejiro that has inspired today’s topic…
Ejiro Beulah Orseer
For a long time, I’ve been teaching my four year old never to compare herself with anyone, because she’s different from them and even though there are stuff her friends have that she doesn’t, it doesn’t exactly matter. We usually end such discussions with a rather thoughtful look on her face, and I usually find myself musing, “A penny for your thought, baby.”
So, today, on the way back from school, we had this conversation.
Me: “Doodoo, when we get home, I’m going to relax your hair.”
She: “What’s that, Mommy?”
Me: “Errrmm…I want your hair to be more easy to comb and plait so that you won’t have to cry and run away each time you have to make your hair. Your hair will look just like Priscilla’s own.”
She: “No, Mommy. I don’t want my hair to look like her own, even though it’s beautiful. I want my hair to look like mine. Remember you said I’m different.”
I remained silent the rest of the trip, realizing that I’ve actually given a valuable life lesson to her at such an age. And not only that, it was actually humbling to see that she actually took my words to heart.
Absolutely refreshing to read this. As a mom of 3 girls, I understand how important it is to raise our children to be “in love” with themselves and to never want to be someone else.
I love that. “Being in love with themselves”. Words of wisdom from another “Mère-de-filles” extraordinaire