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5 Reasons I Would Fail as a Girly-Girl Mom

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As I admired all the beautiful prom dresses at church today, I was reminded that I will never help a daughter prepare for a formal. And I thought of several reasons why that is probably a very good thing.

1. I have never had nor do I ever plan to get a pedicure.

2. I’ve had one professional manicure: the day before my wedding.

3. I own exactly 2 purses. The gray one I bought at Goodwill, and the black one I’ve had since college.

4. I own one necklace, three rings and four pairs of earrings.

5. All of my make-up (except for the lip gloss I keep in my purse) fits in one teeny-tiny little plastic box.

I’m not saying I don’t care about my appearance, because I do like to look presentable most of the time. But I am most definitely not a girly-girl.

If God had chosen to give me a baby girl, I might have figured out what to do with her and I probably would have had fun prom dress shopping. But I will happily reside in my stinky-sock, toilet-seat-up, testosterone-filled home.

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Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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