Friday, July 13, 2007

Everybody Wants to be Genevieve


I am not sure where this starts but my children already fight over being someone they are not. I know it is healthy to pretend and have an imagination but where does it pass healthy to unhealthy? Where does that start? I have to break up fights most often whenever we decide to watch this movie. It is a sweet movie and there are 12 princesses that one could pretend to be. But everybody wants to be Genevieve. The other 11 are not satisfying enough parts to play. Oh the diva that is in us.

Is this where it starts? Why as women, do we continually compare ourselves to others? Why do we wish we were someone else? God made us special and unique. His very hand knit us together in our mother's womb (Psalm 139). I am reminded of the verse I am fearfully and wonderfully made but then it goes on to say I know that full well. Do we really know that? Do we know full well we are fearfully and wonderfully made? If that were so then we would not compare ourselves to others or try to be something we are not. So, as I continue to teach my daughters this truth, I too need to know and be confident of who I am in Him. So, although Genevieve is nice (insert your name) is better. You are who God created you to be!


Kathy said...

I can so identify with this. My twin girls, different as night and day, have a competitive streak. But what's interesting is that their role playing is usually determined by hair color! One is a blondie and one's a brunette, so I'll hear things like "You're so and so because she's blonde and I'm so and so because she's got dark hair." It's so funny to listen to! My son is forever the token male, usually a prince. :-)

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Fearfully and wonderfully made. Okay today, with all of the wonderful womanly things going on with my body, I get the fearfully! I needed to be reminded that I am who made be to be!! No one else can do the things God designed me to do. Thanks for sharing.
(we love that movie at our house too!)

Tami said...

I can relate with the role playing arguments among my children. It is universal among children to play pretend, and blesses my heart when I hear them.

What does not bless my heart is when they fight over who is going to be Luke Skywalker and who is going to be Darth Vadar. At least both want to be Mr. Skywalker! (even though they have never seen Star Wars, which makes the whole game pretty funny to me)

The other thing that makes me scratch my head is that since they are pretending, why can't there be two of the favorite character? It's just a made-up game, after all. This is a hard concept for them to 'get'.

Blessings to your family.

Melanie said...

Ahhhh, how true. What a wonderful post to remind me that He created me just the way I am!

Darla said...

I have alist of verses I keep close to me and give to the Ladies God has so graciously given to me to know HIM. These verses are from HIS own mouth as to who we are. That really is a study that all women should I think the enemy hits us hardest there. At least for me...
Our identity in Christ is everything! I have two princess's and knight (my little man), and although they have played like that, i am more and more reminding them of who they are in Christ, and hopeing that it is catching in their heart.

I will be on tonight, and although i am adding something fun on my page, i am also going to write something tonight, God just uses it to free me up..feeling dragged down. Love, Princess to princess, me

The Small Scribbler said...

OOOHHH! The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Our favorite. We've watched it like a bazillion times. You make a wonderful and timely point with this post. (Timely for me anyway.)


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