*** Today's post might sound like a rant.
I'm not angry. Just curious. (Note all the question marks.) ***
What is it about girls - women - that rub other women the wrong way?
Are we jealous?
Are we assuming?
Are we threatened?
What is it?
I recently heard my five year old (FIVE!!!) say, "I don't want to have so-and-so over for a play date because she's too pretty."
My heart sank. I really don't want my girls to be the mean girls. I want them to be confident and secure and NICE.
As crazy as this sounds coming from a 5 year old, does it sound any better coming from a 15 year old? Or a woman that's 25? Let's be honest...what about someone in her 30's or 40's? Or even older?
I've seen women (of all ages) treat other women horribly. I've been on both ends too.
Why do we do this?
I watched a YouTube video that justified why girls act this way. "We're basically trained to hate each other. We're taught from a young age to compete. To be prettier, smarter, better..."
That's just garbage in my mind. A cop out! Even if you agree with that flippant statement, does that make it okay to treat others badly?
Needless to say, words like kindness and compassion and love will be floating around our home more than ever!
Share with me: Have you noticed this hate-phenomenon between girls? Have you witnessed it in your girls? Or experienced it yourself? How did you handle it? Why do you think the fairer sex tends to act this way towards each other?