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Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? – Carole P. Roman

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★★★★★

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“You can be anything you want to be, anywhere, place, or time.”

A little girl, her friend and her mom have a conversation about what to do when she grows up. 

Her mom lists everything her daughter could possibly do – from doctor to construction worker to baker – and yet, the little girl still has questions:

“I’d love to do all those things.”
“Will I have to stop princessing?”

To which, the mother laughingly says that her daughter could even do TWO things (or however many she would like).

And to remember:

You can always change your mind.

This is my first foray into the…

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