Some of my fondest memories as a kid were in my garage with my dad. We built stuff. We painted stuff. We did a lot of messy things, and I loved it. I knew how to use a drill & a paint brush at a very young age. & despite being very into all things girly, I certainly loved my tools and garage time. & I hope my kiddies do too.
Although my first born was a girl, the last thing I wanted was a playroom exploding with pink. Don't get me wrong, we have plenty of babies & strollers, but we've got lots of hammers and cars & dump trucks too. :) I want her to play with it all. & when my son starts playing, I will encourage him to love on babies just as I encourage her to use her screwdriver. As gender roles are defined early, I think it is vital for a little girl to know she can do all the things little boys are supposed to love--and is more than capable of doing them herself.
'Cause every girl needs her very own set of tools. Swear. :)
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Despite days full of washing diapers & messy fun, Shawna is determined to make mommyhood a stylish adventure. Married to the military & mother to one feisty girl & a snuggly little guy, she is a passionate DIYer & loves sharing how to make the complicated simple. Shawna talks creativity, style, food, decorating, green-chic living & mommyhood at styleberryBLOG, a daily-ish dose of something fab.