Have you entered the world of Barbie? I don't mean the dolls themselves but rather the movies. Barbie and the Island Princess, or Barbie in Fairytopia, or Barbie as The Princess and the Pauper. Some are better than others, and we have experienced more than one road trip where my husband has threatened to throw the portable DVD player out the window if the girls did not turn the volume down. But I must say, Barbie is starting to grow on me, especially with her latest production of Barbie and the Three Musketeers. Part of the reason I am becoming fond of her is only by default...she is better than other teeny bopper stars out there that are weaving their ways through our little girl's lives. But honestly, I have kind of been enjoying Barbies' movies lately.
I spent yesterday afternoon sewing capes and skirts for the girl's three musketeer costumes. They have become obsessed and both are now in "training", karate chopping everything they walk in front of, they have stolen all of Thomas' weapons, and have been telling all of their imaginary opponents "Don't mess with the dress". You have to love a heroine whose moto involves the word "dress", someone who is all about fighting evil but is gonna look good while doing it, someone whose cape has "bling on it" as my sweet Caroline says. I mean seriously, I can totally get behind this.
This world is full of garbage for our girls to wade through. There are plenty of lies lurking for them to believe, lies about who they are and what they are capable of accomplishing. So I am okay with their current play that involves being strong, determined, heroic, cute girls. God did not create us to be passive. We have been created different than man, and I am certainly not implying that I am encouraging my girls to try and become someone that they were not created to be, but we as women do indeed have a place. We have been created to be part of an adventurous story of good and evil. There are lives at stake, causes worth fighting for, and a God that is watching and cheering us on. There is a purpose for the lives of my girls. Though I know it is not to protect the life of the king of France, there is another King that I know they are here to serve. A King that has called them to a great cause and a great adventure. A King that is enjoying their present day childish play, because He also happens to know the future, and He knows that this play is preparing them for what He has called them to do on this earth...fight mightily for His eternal Kingdom. I am just glad that as women we get to wear a pretty dress while we are at battle.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith" 2 Timothy 4:7