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1. Doing hair is NOT a strong point for me. Anyone who knows me can tell you that my hair is in a pony tail & clip 99% of the time. If it is down, it's a miracle. This is mostly because my hair is thick and has no style to it what-so-ever. However, I want my daughter to wear cute hair styles. Braids, Pig Tails, etc... Looks like I'm going to have to do some research and blogging before she has hair long enough to do anything with.
2. Boys! Yes, every parent's nightmare. It's going to be even worse if she is 1/2 the flirt her Daddy & brother are. My son is not scared to smile, laugh, and talk to just about any woman he comes in contact with. Once we found out we were going to be having a daughter my prayers at night changed a little. They became pleas that she was shy, quiet, reserved. My Husband began praying she'd be Lesbian like her aunt. lol.
3. Changing Her Diaper. I know it sounds strange. However, I am used to changing Bubbie's diaper. The wiping doesn't need to be as careful with a boy. I'm not going to lie; I'm worried of forgetting, wiping the wrong direction, and giving my helpless little girl irritation or worse. Maybe it's just the over cautious part of myself but yes- this is one of my true fears.
4. Hormones & Emotions. Sure my son has temper tantrums. I am aware that his will get worse before they become better. But on the flip side, is there really anything worse than a females hormones & emotions running a muck? Add dating, broken friendships, and esteem to the natural disaster of the two and it's worse than getting caught in the middle of a tornado.
5. She will be 3 times harder on me than I was on my mom. This has been forecast in my future for some time now. Other mother's have told their daughters the same as well. Low and behold, it has come true almost every time. Blame it on karma, deterioration of the generations, or just God playing minuet games. Either way you look at it: I'm screwed! Just one more reason for me to become the hermit once she hits her 12 year mark in life.