My daughters and I listen to Disney music during dinner time. Dance parties and loud singing ensue.
The other night, Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid came on.
My four-year-old quickly said, “I don’t like Ursula. She’s a meanie. No one loves her. Only Ursula loves her.”
I started to spiral in my head.
Actually, Billie, even Ursula doesn’t love herself. That’s why she’s such a meanie.
Was this an opportunity to teach my daughter about self-love and bullies?
By the time I formulated my thoughts, Billie had moved on to the third or fourth topic at the dinner table.
But that moment has made me pause. There are and will be countless teaching opportunities with my girls, and boy how quickly they sneak up on you.
I’ve learned a lot about myself this year – including how to truly, wholeheartedly love myself. And strangely enough, it was this quote that hit home for me. Continue readingPin It