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post #21 of 28
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Gee, I hope, for your own sake that you are able to protect your DD from this type of "bubblegumpopculturesexobjectdiva-fication" forever. I don't necessarily like/agree with this either, but I'm also not a four year old girl. I'm just a mom of three girls who enjoys seeing them happy, including one with special needs who doesn't get all that excited about many things.
You could probably take your DD to your own salon for a makeover, she's surely to find a nice brush or something!
I enjoy seeing my dd happy, too. So I want to encourage her to recognize her beauty and intrinsic worth without being 'made over'. The idea that a child of 4 is too young for a sewing kit, but old enough for a makeover is really astonishing to me, and does not match my idea of natural family living.
post #22 of 28
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I enjoy seeing my dd happy, too. So I want to encourage her to recognize her beauty and intrinsic worth without being 'made over'. The idea that a child of 4 is too young for a sewing kit, but old enough for a makeover is really astonishing to me, and does not match my idea of natural family living.
I'm with you! No way would I take my 4 year old to Libbie Lou. I think they also get socialized into what they like and do not like. My child would not 'get' the point of a makeover. I think girls who get prettied up and then approved of for it are the girls who like makeovers, etc. Especially at such a young age!

(I'm lurking on this thread coz mine is about to turn 4 as well. I bought her a bunch of paints and paint brushes and a big roll of paper. I'm also going to get other craft supplies, and I'm heading out to Scholar's Choice on Tuesday morning to see what they have got.

She has this thing at her dad's place called Connectors... looks like straws and little joiny-thingies. She can make huge constructions with it and loves it. Maybe your girlie would too?)
post #23 of 28
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If anyone is interested, what I ended up getting for dd was a Melissa and Doug lacing kit with hole-punched animal shapes to lace colored shoe laces through. We also gave her a paint set and a birdhouse to paint and then hang in the tree in front of where we live. And I'm happy to say they were her favorite gifts! (also received: molding sand, M & D beading kit, floor puzzle, book, clothes)

I'm keeping the doc kit, tape/art supplies, sewing, garden tools ideas for Christmas.

Thanks to everyone for taking time to post your ideas! Feel free to post more for anyone's future reference.
post #24 of 28
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thismama, thanks for the connectors idea. DD needs something like that to work w/, I think. She has blocks but shows no interest in building w/ them.
post #25 of 28
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Also picked up some more dress up for her at a rummage sale. And a big part of her gift was my staying up most of the night organizing and putting her baby pictures in albums so she could see herself over the past 4 years (only had from 18 mos. to 4 yrs in albums previously, so she never only got to look at herself as a baby on the computer (digi photos).
post #26 of 28
Yarn snakes are those long crocheted strings... you can also do them on your fingers. Maya came home from preshool doing them. It is just the basic crochet stich done in a long snake thingy. I posted on yarn crafts and some people us them to wrap presents or to make garlands out of for the holidays.

Maya`s birthday was yesterday, she loved her card kit. She is into sewing a bit, I take postcards (old recycled ones) and punch holes in them, then she sews/laces up around the shapes. I will look for some burlap type material at the sewing shop, I think she would like to do more... also some ribbon to sew with might be fun.

For some of her supplies I took a plastic bottle and cut off the top, then put some tape around the rough edge. Then Maya but some beads on a wire and I made a handle for it.

I live in Japan, don`t know what this tape is called in English, but it is colorful and sort of like contact paper...

Have started thinking of Christmas already.She is getting into games more, so thinking of copying off some BINGO games from the computer and laminating the pieces. DLTK site has some fun ones.

Kathryn
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Eliseatthebeach View Post
Gee, I hope, for your own sake that you are able to protect your DD from this type of "bubblegumpopculturesexobjectdiva-fication" forever.
I don't necessarily like/agree with this either, but I'm also not a four year old girl. I'm just a mom of three girls who enjoys seeing them happy, including one with special needs who doesn't get all that excited about many things.
You could probably take your DD to your own salon for a makeover, she's surely to find a nice brush or something!
This type of mentality is a perfect example of the New MDC and exactly why some of us older members just don't get involved. BLEH!
post #28 of 28
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This type of mentality is a perfect example of the New MDC and exactly why some of us older members just don't get involved. BLEH!
Couldn't have said it any better or nicer myself! Mlec, I'm glad to hear you found an acceptable gift.
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