My little girls is obsessed with sharks. This latest obsession came out of watching the movie, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl. She claims she is 1/2 shark and 1/2 girl and tells us all about her shark family that lives in the ocean. We are not allowed to visit them though as they would eat us. We are only her human family after all.
She will even show you her shark teeth.
She calls herself Mighty Shark Girl and I found someone online to sew a cape with that embroidered on it. The woman is also sewing Shark Boy and Lava Girl costumes for her dress-up collection. She is beyond excited.
We have encouraged this obsession (special interest) because the one prior to this was robbers. As in theives. She was terrified robbers would break into our house and steal her things. We had long discussions about how safe windows and door locks were. Our girl cried in her sleep almost every night.
So when sharks came up, we grabbed hold to this new idea and encouraged it. And there was no longer any more talk of robbers. Whew!
Maybe sharks don't seem like such a feminine animal or interest for our girl. But our girl, although extremely girly, is unlike most girls we know. She loves all animals. Even as she discusses sharks, she worries about the dolphins they may attack. She loves mice and bugs. All of God's creatures in fact. I am an animal lover, too, but it is hard sometimes to actually have to catch a bug to let it go free outside.
My daughter is amazing. I so admire her. She is truly our Mighty Shark Girl.