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The Problem With Your Problem With Pink by Allison Benedikt, slate.com: Everything Pink Is Not Lame. Princesses Can Be Cool. Moms of Daughters Need to Chill Out.
Letter from a Mother to Daughter: "My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep. (read the rest here, it's a tearjerker!)