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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Your World, Babygirl

I have a daughter and not a son. It is extra special to me, because I am going to pour my heart and mind into her, teaching her all of the useful and useless knowledge that I have, in hopes that she will shape her own opinions about the world around her. Most of this knowledge is exactly what I'd teach my son, if I had one. Besides what she learns from Mom, she will also know how to change oil, catch a fly ball, drive stick shift, and anything else that she may be interested in learning from Daddy’s side. Most importantly though, while she will know how to be a lady, she will also know how a man thinks. I will teach her this most important lesson, so that she will be on equal footing with other men out in the world and never be afraid to speak her mind or know that she can be stronger than them. This is important to me, because even today, women struggle for equality in America. If I can help it, my baby won’t be part of the problem, but she will command equality with a strong mind and strong voice. I know too, that she won’t be alone in the fight, as her mother carries the same bright torch. Babygirl, this is your world. Do your thing!

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