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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Empowering Girls: Auto Mechanics

I do not want Ainsley growing up feeling like she can't do anything around a vehicle. Women and girls drive. They buy cars. Their cars need maintenance.

mom ainsley shaking can.jpg


Ainsley's Daddy takes her out to work on the car if he has to change a tire or replace break pads.

ains fixing car.jpg

Sometimes I realize it's easier for me to do something than to get it to the top of my husband's list. Like recharging our air conditioner in the van. He doesn't have time. So, I did it myself - read the 10 steps to recharging an air conditioner on Blog Fabulous.

It occurred to me that it would benefit Ainsley to see Mommy participating in the fixing and maintaining a car. And really it was easy enough that she could do it too. It looked so fun her friend joined in.

georgia and ainsley 2.jpg

For information about how women can fix and maintain their own cars visit AskPatty.com.

4 comments:

Lynnie said...

Cool! Love your blog. This post reminds me of the time our pigs got out and I thought of calling my husband to come home and lure them in (they tried to bite me! yikes!), then thought, "No, no, my daughter should see that women can do this, even if she is eight months old and is riding on my back!" I did it, too. And then spent the whole day saying, "And who caught those pigs? Mommy!" Every bit counts.

Tracee said...

Every bit does count Linnie!

Be the strong woman you want your daughter to be right from the beginning!

Jody DeVere said...

Great photo's love your post.

Did you know Girl Scouts USA offers car care badges?

Check it out:

http://www.askpatty.com/page.php?ID=938

Thanks for the link love!

Jody DeVere
CEO/President
www.askpatty.com

Tracee said...

Jody! Thanks for stopping by!

No, I wasn't aware of that. We're going to do Brownies this year - she's just met the age requirement.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Empowering Girls: Auto Mechanics

I do not want Ainsley growing up feeling like she can't do anything around a vehicle. Women and girls drive. They buy cars. Their cars need maintenance.

mom ainsley shaking can.jpg


Ainsley's Daddy takes her out to work on the car if he has to change a tire or replace break pads.

ains fixing car.jpg

Sometimes I realize it's easier for me to do something than to get it to the top of my husband's list. Like recharging our air conditioner in the van. He doesn't have time. So, I did it myself - read the 10 steps to recharging an air conditioner on Blog Fabulous.

It occurred to me that it would benefit Ainsley to see Mommy participating in the fixing and maintaining a car. And really it was easy enough that she could do it too. It looked so fun her friend joined in.

georgia and ainsley 2.jpg

For information about how women can fix and maintain their own cars visit AskPatty.com.

4 comments:

Lynnie said...

Cool! Love your blog. This post reminds me of the time our pigs got out and I thought of calling my husband to come home and lure them in (they tried to bite me! yikes!), then thought, "No, no, my daughter should see that women can do this, even if she is eight months old and is riding on my back!" I did it, too. And then spent the whole day saying, "And who caught those pigs? Mommy!" Every bit counts.

Tracee said...

Every bit does count Linnie!

Be the strong woman you want your daughter to be right from the beginning!

Jody DeVere said...

Great photo's love your post.

Did you know Girl Scouts USA offers car care badges?

Check it out:

http://www.askpatty.com/page.php?ID=938

Thanks for the link love!

Jody DeVere
CEO/President
www.askpatty.com

Tracee said...

Jody! Thanks for stopping by!

No, I wasn't aware of that. We're going to do Brownies this year - she's just met the age requirement.