Wednesday, June 7, 2017

There's A Wonder Woman In All Of Us

"I don't know what I should be when I grow up," Natalie once told me. "I think I want to be a vet. But then I wonder if I should be a people doctor. But then you told me I had to go to school for years and that according to Grey's Anatomy it's nothing but drama, so I don't know." She sighed. "Or maybe I'll be a mommy like you."

"I also write," I reminded her.

She settled down beside me. She rested her head on my shoulder. "What should I do?"

I kissed the top of her head. "Anything you want to be. You can be a mommy and writer like me. You can be a soldier like your Daddy. You can be a Colonel like your Nona and be in charge of a bunch of men."

Natalie sighed. "I guess we'll see."

"I guess we will."

We went to see Wonder Woman and Natalie was in awe. She's always known about Wonder Woman. I've always known about Wonder Woman. It was my costume when I was about five:





I knew she kicked butt.

Natalie knows she kicks butt. It's why she proudly wore her Wonder Woman leotard during gymnastics:



"She was brave," Natalie informed me. "She didn't let the men tell her what to do."








"No. Don't ever let a man tell you what to do. A man you want in your life will support and love you for who you are. He'll respect your opinion. Do not ever buy into the whole 'men are superior' concept. You respect your husband and he respects you but the final say never needs to be up to him. Your father and I have an understanding. It was tough in the beginning, but he eventually understood that I would never leave the decisions up to him."

Natalie nodded.

"You have strong genes in you. Don't ever let anyone squash them."

"I don't. I do things when people say I can't."

"Well. When you did this walk across the bars, it terrified Mommy."

"Boys were telling me I couldn't do it! So I did it."



"I'll always be strong."










"I'll always be me."

59 comments:

  1. She seems like such a smart cookie! And she's beautiful! Watch out world!

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  2. She's so cute. I love Natalie! And I've never even met her. Haha!

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  3. She sounds like such a strong smart girl. I think it's great that you let her know she can be or do anything!

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  4. True in all your words. I love Natalie! She's so adorable!

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  5. What a precious and smart kid you've got! True wonder and true woman!

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  6. You have such an adorable and brave daughter. I love that she is not easily swayed by other people's opinion.

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  7. Such a great conversation with your daughter! I agree that ever woman is a wonder woman, we just have to recognize it!

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  8. This is awesome! :) What an awesome girl you are raising!

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  9. What an adorable little Wonder Woman! I love that girls of this generation are growing up knowing that with hard work and focused intent, they can be anything they choose to be. :-)

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  10. This is a really nice post! She seems super clever! It is really nice to read that girls are growing up with strong role model and not trying to resemble disney princesses anymore! xx corinne

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  11. I love that she is already so sure of who she is and that you are raising such a strong girl! I do believe that there is a Wonder Woman in all of us!

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  12. Now she has it all down right, it sounds like she really knows what she thinks and she is right there is a Wonder Women in us all.

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  13. She sounds like such a strong young woman! As a fellow nerd mama, I love that she's into Wonder Woman and Star Wars. I'm hoping to take my son to see the newest Wonder Woman movie this week!

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  14. I like the girl she is shaping up to be! The teenage years might be a little tough. My friend and I joke because we are also raising strong confident girls and it gets a little tough handling them in the teen years :) But hopefully they will continue to set and accomplish their goals and not compromise goals or themselves unless they feel its right. (Stepping down from the soap box)

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  15. Ooh. I heard that Wonder Woman is a big hit! I know kids love a lot of things and have a hard time deciding what they want to be. They’ll eventually know.

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  16. Yes there really is! Love that you are raising your daughter to be strong! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Your daughter sounds like she is growing up right! I love how confident she is - you're doing great Mom!

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  18. Such a cute story. It sounds like you guys have an amazing bond.

    Michelle | She's Not So Basic

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  19. That's such a great story. Heck, I still don't know what all I wanna be! I wish we could just be everything at once! She'll rock no matter what she does.

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  20. So awesome to be raising your girl to be brave and confident. I remember as a girl wearing Underroos and jumping off the tables saying "WONDER WOMAN"

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  21. I love this so much. Natalie sounds like a strong and confident young woman who is going places in life.

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  22. Love your daughter's attitude! Isn't it fun that Wonder Woman was so empowering to us, and now, again for the kiddos!

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  23. You have such a strong daughter, but it makes sense because it sounds like the mom is pretty strong herself :) I am so glad she has such good attitude and is on her way to become a true Wonder Woman!

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  24. Wow Amber! Hats off to your parenting! Natalie is a born leader and she is definitely going to do wonders in her life. You shouldn't worry about her!

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  25. I agree each and everyone of us is having inner willing. When we will come to know our inner strengths then only we will see that wonder power.

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  26. Good..Will Power is must for achievement. The earlier it develops, the better..

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  27. Your daughter is so talented and such a strong young lady. Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

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  28. Your daughter is smart and adorable. It's so good of her to think of what she want to become at her age.

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  29. That's such a beautiful message for your daughter. It's our job to empower them and allow them to believe that they can do anything that they want and be whoever they want to become.

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  30. That's just awesome! I love how she said that she'll always be her! We are all Wonder Women and we cannot let the men run over us. We have to show them that we're just as capable as they are.

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  31. I do believe she'll always be strong. It sounds like you've instilled a good sense of self in your daughter.

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  32. Your daughter is so pretty! We are women and we have the power to follow our dreams and be everything we want, this is so true!

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  33. She's really inspiring. I think you are really proud of her. Hope she will find and follow her dream

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  34. She does indeed seem like a little Wonder Woman. I do believe we all have a little wonder woman in us too. When I was younger I always did things people said I couldn't to prove them wrong. Thanks for sharing your awesome daughter.

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  35. She is absolutely adorable. I'll have to share this post with my grand daughters because I do believe there is a wonder woman in them as well.

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  36. Lovely post. It is important to teach our girls they are no less than anyone and should always think they can do anything in life.

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  37. Such great pictures. I love the Jedi cloak. When I was a little child I used to dress up in DC Comics costumes when I was a kid. in fact my brother did too. I was Superman and my brother was Batman. It was so much fun.

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  38. You are truly an amazing mother with two amazing childrens. I guess your deserve to be called as Wonder WoMom. Cheers! - ANOSA

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  39. I agree that there is a wonder woman in all of us. With two daughters of my own, I am always trying to boost their confidence and encourage them to pursue their dreams/interests.

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  40. I love this, my daughter is only 5 but I want her to feel this way about life. I want her to know that girls can do whatever they want and sometimes they do it better than boys. My daughter and I talk about this alot. Yes to the Wonder Woman in all of us.

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  41. It's always good to see kids outside getting that much needed exercise. I try to keep my girls outside all summer long and not stuck on a tablet or some other electronic. Cheers to you for keeping the youth energetic and healthy!

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  42. I really enjoyed this - girl power!

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  43. The wonder woman comes out. Even if ut doesn't feel so at the time.

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  44. Natalie is already a wonder girl so there is no doubt she will be a wonder woman too one day. Only the sky is the limit!

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  45. Really love your writing, the way you express your thoughts!

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  46. I love that you are raising such a strong young woman! I remember being a girl and wearing my Wonder Woman Underoos and thinking I could be anything when I grew up.

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  47. Beautiful, strong and adventurous. You must be so proud. I love the kicking picture in the trampoline!

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  48. I'm glad the Wonder Woman movie has inspired both conversation and encouragement in young girls. We need more movies like that.

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  49. Scarlet and Natalie would be fast friends! She saw the movie last week and took so much from it. I hope that lasts forever.

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  50. I'm loving how strong she is. There really is a bit of Wonder Woman in everyone.

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  51. What a smart and strong kids you've got there! Wonder Woman is in each and everyone of us we just have to let them out.

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  52. Strong and beautiful girl. You must be one proud mama. Can't help smiling with these pics.

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  53. I agree that wonder woman is such a strong and smart role model. I applaud Natalie's intellect and she is obviously great at gymnastics as well x

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  54. I heard Wonder Woman was an amazing film on a classic. Glad you are teach your daughter to be her own wonder woman in the real world.

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  55. every woman is a wonder woman to me, why? in one way or the other they are superb perfect in one thing the other isnt and that to me make them perfect and wonder in their own ways. here is to all wonderful women in the world..

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  56. Yes, we all have a little wonder woman in us:) Each of us has our own super power ! It is so cool to see how your daughter has embraced her super powers.

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  57. Wow! She is so cute and she looks so smart. Hope my daughter will be as cool as her. You must be very proud of her. :)

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  58. Congratulations on instilling such great values and mindset into Valerie! She's destined to grow up to be a Wonder Woman like her mother :)

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  59. What a nice talk between you and your daughter. I love that my daughter who is almost 9 can really start having real talks with me. It's nice.

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