Monday, 23 April 2012

Listography: Top Five Wishes For My Daughter

Kate Takes Five has come up with another great list for this week. I have been mulling this over for the past twenty four hours and I think I have come up with an excellent five for Miss S.

1. Self Confidence - This is something I have always struggled with. I think faking it often leads to making it and I would love her to feel confident in most situations! I think this would also be very valuable in those teenage years. I would love her to feel confident in her own skin and not feel like she has to follow the pack.

2. A Love of Books - I am firm believer in reading being the best thing ever. Scarlett has a lot of books in both English and Japanese and we are hoping that she will continue to love them even when she is able to read them herself.

3. Grace - the ballet dancer, Gene Kelly kind rather than the religious aspect. I have all the grace of a demented rhino but I would love Scarlett to be a graceful woman. She does love to dance so all may not be lost!

4. Itchy Feet - I have learnt most of the important things in life by travelling and experiencing the world. I hope Scarlett has a yearning to see the world and experience all it has to offer. I also hope this travel will enable her to really appreciate all the blessings in her life. To be honest her Dad and I travel as often as possible so she will be doing a lot until she is old enough to stay home alone!

5. Compassion - I would like Scarlett to feel compassion for other people and their situations and use her skills and abilities to help those in need.  More compassion and less judgement in the world would result in far more happiness for us all I suspect.

I have my fingers crossed that those fairy godmothers are going to arrive shortly. These would be so much better presents to receive than a Barbie Dream Home.

If you would like to take part please link up here. I would love to see your hopes for your children.


  1. She is adorable! Wonderful wishes for a beautiful princess x

  2. What a great list and i am very happy to see that Lucy has all of these. She oozes confidence, she loves to read like her mum, she has done ballet for almost 3 years and is a proper little dancer, she even shapes her hands like a dancer. She loves to go on plane journeys and in her 5 years has flown around 30 times and our rule is think of others feelings and respect them, she is full of compassion. So nice to read it to remind myself of what she does have.

    Im sure your baby girl will be full of it all too :)

  3. bahaha - i have the grace of a rhino too so i feel your pain!

    I'm sure your lovely little girl will grow up into a fine young woman!

  4. Great list, no.2 & 4 especially. Expand the mind with books and travel. Two things that are so important in life. I'm with you on the lack of gracefulness (hope my Bubba doesn't inherit that as well!).

  5. Great list! It's so nice that you can initiate your girl in traveling, she is blessed indeed! :)

  6. What a great list for your daughter! She is lucky to have you :)

  7. Hear hear! Self-confidence is almost more important that talent as far as I can make out so that's a good one. And I'd hold out for both types of grace. Sadly I've never achieved either!

  8. Love the list. Especially the books:)

  9. I love your wishes!
    My mum sent me to ballet lessons when I was little as I stomped around like an elephant!! I ended up doing dance (though it turned into modern and tap) until I was 17 - and thankfully, don't tend to stomp anymore ;)
    I agree with the love of books - I think my little man now has nearly as many as me, heehee!

  10. Love every aspect of your list. Beautiful picture too.

  11. oh this is beautiful Claire!! Amen. Amen. Amen.

  12. Oo I love all of these. And how gorgeous is she?! Too cute.