Thursday, August 5, 2010

Being Ladylike

Why not create an exhibit of sorts to both beautify your home and emphasize certain important ideas? I was reading in a lovely old book called The Christian Family about the symbols in our home. For example, putting up scripture and tasteful crosses and items of beauty will inspire and instruct those who view them.

I pondered this, and decided to put up a display in the nursery that might make an impression on our little Elena. The theme of the display is Little Girls in Dresses Doing Interesting Things. And, I believe that the clothes we wear are important, too. As my husband and I believe that girls should dress like girls and boys should dress like boys, I wear a skirt or a dress nearly every day, and Elena wears a dress, a skirt, or a feminine romper every day. (Babies' rompers are soooo sweet!)

So, I'm hoping that these lovely images are making a good impression on Elena. I don't think its ever really too early to begin making this kind of an impression on children. You may have noticed me mention before the fact that homemaking is interdisciplinary; that is, we homemakers undertake tasks of many many sorts. Well, here's an example of that! What category of homemaking is this? Gender studies? Art appreciation? Regardless, please enjoy our little exhibit from the nursery, which is otherwise entitled, Being Ladylike.


  1. Hi Heather...I love this...the photo of you and Elena is just darling...and you are so right, I think girls should dress like girls and boys dress like boys. The other day I went shopping for a long skirt. It as hard to find one!! What's up with that? After three stores, I finally found a long denim skirt that's perfect. It goes down to almost the ankles. Anyway, this is a great idea and something I'll have to remember if I ever have children. Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  2. Hi Heather! I'm glad you like the photos, and also that you found a skirt. Clothes can be a real challenge to find at times, depending on so much.
    May your weekend be bright and cheerful!