Guess what I brought home last week – a brand new bundle of sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s right, a pink and chubby little darling with the roar of a lion. I’m getting ready to pick my photo birth announcement for girls, today’s equivalent of shouting from the rooftops, and I have a dilemma. Do I go for the traditional pink designs, the colorful funky designs or the “I’m not pigeonholing my child as a girl” colors.
I want her to feel like she’s soft and feminine, but I also want her to be strong and able to stand up for what she wants. There are so many dimensions to being a woman today that I feel it is important to guide my daughter to an amazing life. What I can’t figure out is why I think that choosing the right photo birth announcements design will hold the key to her future, but there it is, the elephant in the room as I scroll through my choices. Underneath everything is the fact that we are programmed to see pink for girls and blue for boys and what is wrong with that in the end? I like a girly girl look and whether she chooses that for herself or not, I want the whole world to see her that way.
Does this happen to anyone else? The doubts flooding in of whether you will be up to the responsibility of motherhood or whether you will just scar your child for life by making the wrong choice of color in their photo birth announcements. I have decided that I’m just being silly and I have decided to go with pink. She’s a girl and everyone who sees her photo will surely smile when they see her outlined by the pink and white zebra design that I choose. Okay so I decided to go with the soft pink tempered with by a modern design. She’ll be soft, cuddly and tres chic and I will be pondering other important issues like where she’ll go to college!