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Teaching My Girls About Cars And Why Their Dad Doing It Was Not Necessary


Image: Junkyard Dog featured was built by RJ Hayes and his daughter Krissy. The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas:As a mom to four girls who live at home, I feel as though I should know everything. And what I do not know I will fake it till I make it. HA, This mama doesn't play whatever it takes to nurture my kids I am in it to win it. Until my smallest child,
The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas 2018 (Junkyard Dog Was Built By R.L Hayes and his daughter Krissy)

As a mom to four girls who live at home, I feel as though I should know everything. And what I do not know I will fake it till I make it. HA, This mama doesn't play whatever it takes to nurture my kids I am in it to win it. Until my smallest child,
 Moriah started growing up and started deciding small things for herself. Such as the toys she wanted to play with at home.
We discovered one minute she loves being girly playing with small dolls and the next minute she wanted to play with airplanes, cars, and trucks.

Image:Mom talking with daughters about cars at Dallas Show:The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas

Image: The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas:Woman sharing how she over came the fear and start teaching her girls about car engines. Seen first on Bits and Babbles
Not to mention she enjoys watching and playing video games with her dad and sisters. So, I never paid any attention she was leaning more toward the boy toys. 
To be honest, I was not prepared for that behavior because I have all girls and each one played with Barbies, Bratz Dolls and anything girly we could find.
Image The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas:Woman and Child looking at cars and trucks at Dallas Car Show
I started to notice how Moriah lights up when playing games and running a little car on the carpet of our home. She started loving boy toys when she was around three, and I thought it would pass but it hasn't. 
Sidenote: It does not bother us one bit that Moriah loves boy toys. As a mother, I want to know and understand her so we can grow together through each phase of her life. If I do not ask questions and learn new things, I will miss out on the essential parts of her growing up. 
Rico and I asked her why she loves cars so much? Her answer was simple "Mom because they go fast and zoom."
And to me, that was all I needed to hear.
Image: Woman and Kids at Dallas Texas Car Show In Deep Ellum:The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas
So, when I heard the car show was coming to  Dallas, Texas. I told my husband we have to go and surprise our daughter with tickets. 
I think I was happier than any of the other girls. But we all got together and prepared for the week the event was set to come. At the last minute, her dad couldn't make it because he had no one to cover his shift. 
Image: Red truck at the Dallas Car ShoThe Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texasw in Deep Ellum. Seen On Bits and Babbles:
I got nervous and made plans to cancel our day. What was the point I knew nothing about car engines and motors? Heck, I can't even change a flat tire, so how was I going to make the car show fun and exciting to watch with the girls.
Image: Vintage car seen at the Dallas Texas Car Show.:The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas
After a few talks with Rico (hubs), he told me to go and pretend to know everything. It is about the experience even if it's coming from a woman. For some reason, I was having an anxiety attack because I did not want to be around all the men frolicking and faking like I knew something about old school cars.

Image: Woman looking and viewing vintage cars at The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas
No matter what my husband said to me I wasn't to convince to do what I thought a man should do. He explained it was not necessary for him to go although he wanted to be there and enjoy all the cars and trucks at the event. He shared his dad was a professional drag racer, and that may be why Moriah loves cars so much.
Nonetheless, the closer we got to the day of the showing I had to decide to woman up and move forward. So, I took the plunge and went with me and the girls.
Image: Woman viewing junk cars at The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas

Image: Family posing in front of vintage truck at the Dallas Car Show in Deep Ellum
Upon arrival, it was loud, with horns beeping and engines revving and men yelling with the sound of pure joy. There were lines of food and rows of vehicles lined up and down the street. Other onlookers told me it was over 600 from all over Texas and Louisiana. 
Image: woman takes family to The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas


Image: Engine showing at Dallas Car Show in Deep Ellum seen first on Bits and Babbles

Image;Woman looking and showing the inside of a vintage car at the Dallas Car Show in Deep Ellum
 Moriah was super excited almost crying she was pulling me by the arms so she could see in and out of every car. She also was bold and asked if she could sit in a few of them. It was so much fun, and we all learned so much that day.
Image: People walking and watching the Car Show in Deep Ellum TeThe Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texasxas:

Image: Woman taking pictures of old cars and trucks
I was worried for no reason because there was plenty of men and women to explain what we wanted to know. That made it even more fun to see so many women who came out and were just as excited about the car show as their sons or spouses were. I was shocked and moved because I booked this day for my baby girl, but I learned more than she would ever know.

Image: Old school car seen at The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas
We spent at least four hours walking and laughing in the streets. Yes, I was tired, but I wanted to learn as much as possible so I can teach my girls a bit later on.
Image: Old cars seen at Car Show in Deep Ellum Texas seen first on Bits and Babbles Blog: The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas
When no one was around, I pretended to know more than I did. Moriah thought it was cool that I was really into cars and trucks with her.
Image: Truck showing at the Dallas Car Show in Deep Ellum. Pictures taken for Bits and Babbles Blog

Image: Woman takes girls to The Invasion Car Show Deep Ellum Dallas Texas

In conclusion, I realized as a woman I am more stronger than I knew. I am glad I did not cancel because my husband had to work. At the end of the day, I realized it was not necessary for him to be there. We did just fine as a group of girls by ourselves. So, in reality, I did not need a man to show me anything because I did what I know how to do best. I faked my knowledge until I did know a little something when we left. 
I am feeling excellent about myself and happy because playing with boy toys is entirely harmless. I am afraid if Moriah grows out of it I may still want to attend next year, So, I hope this becomes a family thing from this day forward.

Would you take your daughters to a car or drag race? Let's keep the conversation going. Thanks in advance.

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie



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  1. That was a great idea, to teach the girls about Cars!! You all took some beautiful pictures!

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  2. We did perfectly on our own! #girlpower It was beyond fun!

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  3. Yes, I love cars and my daughter loves them as well! My daughter is the same way know 17, she is not what you would call a girly girl. She likes things that make her happy and often times its not the normal girly stuff. I am glad you are embracing Moriah's likes even though they are not the traditional girl stuff, being open minded and exploring interests. I have been wanting to go to a drag race for awhile. I haven't been since a little girl. Sounds like fun to me!

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  4. Thanks girl. Yes Moriah is exploring more and you know she has us running around like chickens with our heads off. lol:) But yes find a drag race in your city. It was really fun and I've been or thought about going. My only regret is Rico had to work. Because we enjoyed it. Let me know if you and your daughter go one day. I know yall will love it as well. Thanks for commenting, you know I love to talk...hints the babbling going on around here:)

    xo tangie

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  5. We are versatile and resilient. Sometimes, I have to take the traditional role of a father/dad because my husband works in another state. For example, my daughter and l was in the car and discovered that the air wasn't working properly. My 9 year old daughter said mom we need some free on (i know I'm not spelling it correctly)for the ac. I went to the auto parts store, purchase it. We put it in the car. We did it without my husband's or son's help. And, my daughter felt like she conquered the world.

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  6. Girl I feel you on this one. As, women we can do it all. We were built stronger than Tonka Trucks:)
    xo tangie

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  7. Tangie it might interest you that the car you used as your cover shot the Junkyard Dog was built by RJ Hayes and his daughter Krissy. Krissy has won many prizes and trophies with her own show truck along with the one that's her and her Father Built as well rjs dad's ratrod.

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    1. Oh wow thank you. I am going to add that and sitemap credits.My girls were very fascinated with the junkyard dog vehicle. Thanks again, I cant wait until another show come to town. Thanks again
      xo tangie

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