You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-Up Girls
by LAUREN CATUZZI GRANDCOLAS
This was one of my very favorite gifts of Christmas morning. It is an amazing book I am still getting to take a look at. It is along the same lines as the popular Daring Book for Girls.
It is sort of a guide book to doing all those things you tell yourself would be so nice to do but never try. My mom got one for both my sister Lindsey (21) and I. At 27 with two children and a husband, receiving this was so wonderful. I definitely cried when I read "Do Something Just for You!" This book is filled with things all the way from knitting to learning how to fly a plane. I think Lindsey said she wanted to try Wine Appreciation first. I can deal with that. We are going to have badge ceremonies together. We said we would make badges for each other and a sash and everything. Aren't we cute?
I recently took a painting class. This was one of those things I did not think I could do and it was very empowering taking that step. I have had so much fun painting lately and I almost did not go to that first class.
What a wonderful gift. I will post more on Christmas later. I am going to go look at my book!
Thank you Mom for empowering your little women. Your strength and character amaze us. You amaze us!