Melisa and I were talking the other day, just as we always do when we get together, and she noticed something in our daughters. Although Victoria is only 3 and Miaya is only 2, they are already strong little ladies. It might just be girls in general that are already strong at such a young age. I'm not sure. I think it's just that we Toutai women are just strong women. :D What do you guys think? Mamma is a very strong woman, so we had a very strong example all growing up.
I have never thought of myself as an independent woman. I depend quite a bit on Dustin. I think I metioned that in a recent blog. But I can do a lot by myself. I am a stay at home Mom. I love it. I feel blessed to be able to stay home and raise Miaya, and have the life that we have. I love that I am able to make that choice. That it's not just expected or just not an option. I commend all the women out there who work each day with kids at home. I only did it for like 6 weeks, and it was really hard for me. Anyway, I'm totally getting off topic.
I am proud that my daughter is already strong. I love that she can say no when she doesn't want to do something. I love that she already feels she can express herself without being reprimanded. We try to get our families to understand that when she says no, she shouldn't be pressured into stuff. If she doesn't want to hug someone, she doesn't have to. Obviously there are times when she insists she doesn't want to do something, it's more difficult. (example: "I don't like it" referring to anything, but usually vegetables, naps, or coming back inside) But I'll take it.