Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Princess Boy

Yesterday I mentioned the children's book Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes. A really fun read for all of us that dressed up in our mother's shoes.  Of course, we also played dress up in our mother's dresses.  Which brings to mind one of my favorite quotes: 

"It is never too late to have a happy childhood"  - contributed to Author Bruce Williamson

There is another children's book that we can all relate to.  "My Princess Boy" written by Cheryl Kilodavis.  It is a non-fiction picture book about acceptance.  Amazon describes this way.  Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He's a Princess Boy and his family loves him exactly the way he is.

Inspired by the author's son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are. 

I love what Cheryl said on the back cover - "How can we be compassionate with one another?  It takes focus. It takes commitment.  We need practice.....  Our compassion for one another and the broader world is dependent upon one another.  And when we interconnect the unique person within us all." 

The book ends with: "Our Princess Boy is happy because we love him for who he is."

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I'm going to buy it for my 6 month old grandbabies.
    Love the blog Rhonda. See you soon
    Nancy Hunter