Today I read a fantastic article, "If You Give a Girl a Hammer." The article talks about a five-year-old girlie girl using a hammer to help her father build a bookcase - and LOVING it!
The article got me thinking about all the great opportunities we give to our girls. Imagine watching a girl's face the first time she lights a match for a campfire, or when she and her friends finally puzzle out a solution on one of our challenge courses. Girls can do anything, and as adults, sometimes it's hard to think past those stereotypical gender roles. It's especially hard to look past character traits - just because a girl considers herself girlie, we shouldn't assume that she doesn't want to try camping or learn how to change the oil in a car.
Check out the article - it's a quick read and there's even a video of this little girl hammering away. It's amazing!