I love to hero-shop for Boobaby. Someday, I’m sure she’ll pick her own role models (please, not Paris Hilton), but for now, I get to tell stories about whichever strong women I choose: Rachel Carson, Dora, and, of course:
Not the one in the new movie — she’s four years too young and suffers from serious kiss-ass know-it-all-ism.
Nope, I mean the real Nancy Drew who saves old farms from nefarious blackguards while humoring her straight-laced boyfriend Ned and always being polite.
That’s the Nancy Drew I’m gonna teach Boo about.
I love Nancy even though I only know the books from sneaking looks at the library, where she was shelved tantalizingly next to the far-inferior Hardy Boys. But I’ll out myself and my wife as players of the Nancy Drew adventure games, which are designed for 12-year old girls. (We just finished The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, and if it seems odd that we role-play Nancy Drew, well — it’s our date night, and we can do what we want!)
So I’m pleading for your expertise, oh moms (etc.) of the Internet! Would you use Nancy as a role model for your girls? Got any good Nancy stories to share with this poor Hardy Boys reader? Spin me a good yarn (here or on your own blog) and I’ll send you the game — we’re done with it!
Word count: 225. Getting a little better, but still not on target!