I don’t really want kids. I’ve never really been into the idea of having kids. (My mother disagrees with me).
But if I were to have a child…particularly a daughter.
(Jesus take the wheel).
I would teach her not to wait.
For anything or anyone.
I would tell her not to wait around for a boy to come sweeping in and save her. I would make it a point to teach her that the world has tried to convince women that they need men to feel complete and that that is a big fat, ugly lie.
That she is too full of depth and honesty to “play dumb” for some insecure boy.
I would not let her grow up with the “sleeping beauty” mentality, thinking and expecting some guy to waltz up the ivory tower to wake her up.
I would tell her she is already awake and that she is full of fire that would melt that ivory tower to the ground.
And then I would tell her that when she sorts through the boys that have tried to knock on her door and been denied, that the right one will come. When he does that she needs to thoroughly understand emotional purity. She needs to know that purity comes in many forms and that emotional purity is equally as important as physical purity.
And then she would ask, “Mom, what is emotional purity?”