I’ve lost track how many holidays have passed since I began this blog.
At times, I’m still shocked how many women continue to read the posts here…and the pitches that still arrive in my inbox.
Some say––I should be flattered, but I cannot seem to allow myself that single moment of pride.
With each success, comes a new mountain I want to climb.
Yes, I am competitive, but not in the traditional sense. I’m more competitive with myself. If I’m totally honest, I have a compulsion to always beat my last score (for lack of a better term).
It’s not something new. I suspect I have always been that way. I was one of those annoying A students, the girl who kept her room neat and clean, and exercised daily. GOD, even I am irritated with myself when I think about it that way.
Before this blog existed, I spent a number of years at home, taking care of the kiddos. I loved parts of this, but something inside me nudged me to move on. Strangely, years later, I realize my reasoning was not exactly what you may thought it to be–––
Of course, I wanted personal satisfaction and all that, but there was more. I have sons. Two of them to be exact, and even though, I dread the day…one day they will be ALL GROWN UP!
I presume they will have partners/wives/girlfriends/significant others, and I don’t presume they will definitely stay home. They may, and for that…I will bow down to them. But they also may work outside the home (more definite than not) and I want my sons to fan their fire, support them, and all that jazzzzzz.
So, today when I saw the BARBIE campaign for their new Ava DuVernay doll, an African-American replica of the award-winning director of Selma, I was reminded of all this. Barbie’s tag line is #youcanbeanything and #shero.
I wanted to jump up and shout, “YES! Shero —”
What a fabulous way to kick off the holiday season! This doesn’t just teach our girls they can be anything––it shows our boys too. And as a mom of two sons, I applaud Mattel and BARBIE.
I don’t care if my sons are too old to be interested, I’m telling them all about this.