A couple of nights ago, I had the privilege of attending an incredible event called Secret Keeper Girl Pajama Party with my daughter, Emily. We even wore PJ’s that I made myself! I made matching ones for Emily and her sabertooth tiger, and a different set for myself.
The 3-hour event was an evening for moms & daughters (ages 8-12) to have fun together while learning about modesty and inner beauty. The focus was on teaching the girls (and moms!) that they are children of the King of Kings and are absolutely precious and loved – just the way they are. They were taught that they are PRINCESSES with a Heavenly Father who is madly in love with them – whether they prefer being a “girly-girl” or a “tomboy”.
“The King is enthralled with your beauty; all glorious is the princess within her chamber.” (Psalm 45:11a, 13a)
There was a lesson on labels and how we often label ourselves with things like “ugly”, “stupid” (the “S” word!) or “unloveable”, but those labels are LIES and God’s word tells us otherwise. God made each of us to be different on purpose, so we need to stop comparing ourselves to others and feeling inferior. Instead, we should take those labels OFF and replace them with God’s Word!
We had time to talk with our daughters about any labels that they are carrying and then to pray with them. We also had a giant “popcorn” fight with huge inflatable balls, and even did the chicken dance!
We got to watch a fashion show – modesty style – with some cute, fun style ideas for the girls. They even gave some great modesty tips like wearing a men’s or boy’s ribbed tank top under too-short shirts (the boy’s tanks are longer!), or putting leggings/pants under those cute (but too short) miniskirts or dresses (that look more like shirts). They also taught some tests you can do to see if your clothes are modest enough before wearing them out. Those tests can be found on the SKG website. It’s all about keeping our "secret parts” – still a secret! Let’s let our little girls stay little as long as possible, please.
SO MUCH FUN! Check and see if there is a tour coming to your area and if so, take your daughter! I think next year, I’ll make a full date of it and take her to a hotel for the night for some extended mommy-daughter time.