joanna's post on 'how to talk to little girls' and the article that it is based on by lisa bloom made me pause. i am so guilty of telling elodie, her friends or perfect strangers how cute they are all the time! how did this become so ingrained in me to just automatically do? i wouldn't squeal and carry on about an adult's appearance so why should i act that way with a child? i don't want to go overboard and not give a compliment but it is nice to rethink my habits and question how i speak to her and her friends. really, really good stuff.