This was sent to me by Jennifer Cohen, a PPBB Community member:
I only know you through your wonderful facebook page, but if I knew you in person, you’d be the friend I would tell this to…
My 7 year old daughter used the word sexy yesterday. I asked her if she knew what it meant. She said “fancy and glamorous”. I said, “Kind of, but can I tell you how I would describe it?”
After a little while of realizing I wasn’t making much sense to her, and without going on and on about things like I usually do, I thought about something I thought she could relate to.
I asked her if she liked strawberry ice cream. She joyfully said “sure!” I said, “Ok, strawberry ice cream is pretty awesome just the way it is, right? Now imagine hot fudge poured over it…whipped cream piled high…rainbow and chocolate sprinkles…and a sweet cherry on top…” By this time my daughter’s eyes were coming out of her head, her tongue sticking out, she was drooling and staring off into space.
I said, “There…that face right now…those thoughts…that wanting that ice cream so badly; that is sexy ice cream! You don’t want someone looking at you the way you were looking at that imaginary ice cream sundae. Kids aren’t sexy, they and strawberry ice cream are awesome just the way they are.
Thank you, Jennifer!!
Hungry for ice cream? Image from:http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2010/07/23/fresh-strawberry-ice-cream-recipe/