Thats why, a couple minutes ago, all I could do was laugh!
I was looking at a new Etsy store I found, looking at the pictures of each cute little skirt. Princess came and snuggled up next to me, wrapping her arms around me. I smiled at her and, pointing at all the photos, said "aren't those really cute?" To which Princess replied: "Only one thing could be cuter. If I was wearing them!"
My first reaction was that of: uh oh, is my child conceited?! Then I looked into her big hazel eyes, and her impish grin, and just laughed. No, she just has a healthy self esteem, a confidence that I lack. She didn't mean that other girls were not as cute, but just her sweet and comedic way of saying "yes mom - those are cute, and I love them! (by the way, did you catch the hint that I really want one?)"
There will be enough people in our children's lives to pull them down, to make them doubt their worth. I don't want to be one of those people in my child's life. I want my children to know that regardless of the world around them, I find endless value in each of them. They are my children, and children of our Father in Heaven. They are each of infinite worth. If only I could make that a truth that they would never, ever forget.