Reason? She’d just acquired a brand-new Wonder Woman costume.
She took my hand – “I have to show you something! Come see!” – and pulled me into the bedroom and to her closet, where her costume was hanging in all its glory.
In four-year-old breathless style, she told me all about everything that the costume had (she couldn’t remember the word “belt,” so “it has a thing to go around my body” was a good enough substitute).
All she needed was the whip and she was good to go save the world.
What is it about Wonder Woman that captured her attention? Last month it was Moana (outfit and fully themed birthday party included), this month it’s Diana. Before that it was Anna from Frozen.
Maybe something about “-ana” names?
What is it, then?
I don’t pretend to fully know, but I imagine it’s because they’re all people she looks up to, that she wants to be like.
She’s already a little bookworm, so when she gets older and starts reading more advanced books, knowing her family they’ll most likely have her reading the Harry Potter series.
Calling it now: she’s going to love Hermione.
Sheesh, I love Hermione. I was always a good student, but Hermione made me feel positively inadequate.
We all have people we look up to for various different things.
What connects them all?
They have qualities we like, that we’d love to imitate.
What the heck does this all have to do with academics and study stuffs?
Simple: who are your intellectual heroes? (Hermione is totally a legit answer here, by the way.)
Who do you look at that makes you want to do better in school?
Pay attention to those folks. Imitate them, even.
Buy a costume if you really want to go crazy.
I won’t judge. *tightens Ravenclaw tie*
P.S. While you’re at it, go ahead and check out the Study Penguin Newsletter: http://studypenguin.com/newsletter. Each issue has stuff to help you turn into your own version of Hermione or an intellectual Wonder Woman.
P.P.S. I don’t really have a Ravenclaw tie.
P.P.P.S. I should get one.