I want my little girls to be feminine, to enjoy how God made them, to enjoy the roles that God created them for. That’s not to say Bethel will not go shoot an elk with her daddy when she turns twelve (as she recently declared). But I do want her to enjoy looking and acting like a content woman of God.
Bethel’s grown out of much of her clothing, and I realized a few days ago that just about all she has to wear are play dresses (she wears them with shorts underneath). I’m fine with that for now. I want her comfortable in skirts and dresses when they’re appropriate (she does wear pants when we go hiking), but I know that if she lives in pants as a toddler and preschooler, that’s probablywhat she will prefer when she’s school aged.Â I want her to be able to choose what clothing is appropriate based on the situation (that’s the Bible definition of modesty) and not be inflexible when it comes to her clothing choices. So, although it’s harder to find dresses that aren’t too dressy, that wash well, and so on, that’s what I’ve been trying to do. It goes without saying that any pants she has will be on the feminine side; she doesn’t wear her brother’s old jeans.
I’m still learning about modesty with young children.