How is it that this little girl will be THREE years old in a few days? .
I remember when we found out Finley was a girl. I was in such denial. I just knew I was a Mom meant to have all boys. I wanted three of them to be exact. And when they said “It’s a girl” I was like, but she has a penis right?! 😂 .
Of course I was still thrilled to be having a healthy baby, but what was I to do with a girl? I wasn’t a girly girl. Always a tomboy and my dad’s “boy he never had” growing up. I didn’t get pedicures or manicures and keep up with my hair much. I liked sports and chugged beer and some of my best friends of all time were guys (and still are 👊🏻). I carried a back pack instead of a purse and the worst color in the world to me was pink!
And then this little bundle of pink joy arrived and my mind changed instantly. That sweet little face changed an entire lifetime of resistance towards girl stuff. I was in it to win it now💖 I was dressing her with bows and buying pretty little dresses. Princess movies started to play on the TVs instead of Thomas the Tank Engine and Super hero’s all the time. I started to paint my nails and care more about my appearance when I left the house. I even bought a purse for the first time in years (although I still prefer to carry a backpack most of the time). .
Finley has not only blessed us with her beautiful spunky spirit, she’s added new dimension to this family we could have never expected. She not only teaches me how to be more like a girl, but how to mother one. Those of you have girls know that it’s quite different than mothering a boy (and I do love that so much as well 💙 you my Max). It’s more feelings and more tears. More drama and more cheers. An emotional rollercoaster keeping you on your toes and challenging you to be a better mother each and every day. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
And this year for Finley’s bday (and Thanksgiving) we are going to Disney World. I can’t wait to watch her little face light up when she sees all of her favorite princesses and that giant castle! She’s going to be ecstatic and so will her mama 💖