Friday, April 20, 2018

An Unladylike Stance




A lady does not place her hands on her hips. Hips are not shelves for hands.

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful reminder! (Hips are useful for carrying babies on!)

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  2. Oh what a lovely surprise to have this come into my inbox today. I have missed you.

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  3. Nice to see a post from you. Hands on the hips look very confrontational, don't they?

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    1. They can look confrontational, but I am also thinking about women imitating fashion models ... hands on hips with a pelvic tilt, in an attempt to draw attention to themselves. Either way, it's against a lady's code. :) Thank you for writing, Deborah!

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  4. Miss Nancy:
    So happy to see you back...I really like your blog!
    Blessings!

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  5. This is very true, and advice which is much needed these days.

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. White. I appreciate hearing from you!

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  6. What a timely post! I have long questioned the appeal of women standing with hands on their hips for every photo. It draws much attention and is very indiscreet. The only trend I find myself perhaps more confused about is the wearing of pajamas in public. I'm still trying to figure that one out. *gentle smile*

    May I make a request for a future post, Nancy? I have been blessed with more children than most couples currently prefer to have (we have four) and I wonder what you would suggest as the most graceful response to some of the more common comments I receive?

    1. "You know what causes that, don't you?"

    2. "You guys need to get a TV."

    3. "Did you guys plan to have that many kids or was that an accident?"

    4. "You guys are done, right?"

    5. "Wow! You have your hands full!"

    6. "Are you guys Mormons or something?" (We are actually Christians)

    Thank you, Nancy, for considering my question.

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    1. Oh yes, I'll be happy to write about your question - it is a good one, and one that I suspect many others deal with. I'm so glad you suggested it! Thank you!

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    2. I understand that you posed your question for Nancy but if I may, I'd like to share my response for number four (I also have four children.)

      My answer for #4, "Wow! You have your hands full!", is simply, with a warm smile, to say:

      "Full hands. Full heart."

      The responses have been lovely. I believe some other mothers have taken encouragement from it as well.

      Thank you for allowing me to share.

      Amber

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    3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful response, Amber! I can't imagine a better one.

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  7. Nancy,
    I just found out about your blog today and I love it. Thank you for showing us how to be ladies.

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    1. I'm so happy to hear from you, Regina! Thank you for taking the time to write.

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  8. Good afternoon Nancy,

    I just found your blog and I love it. I was wondering: What is a ladylike way to handle jealous female coworkers on a daily basis?

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    1. Hello, Yana,
      I will give some thought to your question and try to offer some help soon. Jealous females can certainly be ticklish. Thank you so much for writing.

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    2. Hello again!
      I was wondering if you've given thought to the comment above. If so, can you please comment, or write a post on it?
      Thank you, and have a lovely day :)

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    3. Dear Yana, I haven't forgotten you! I've been writing this week and will post this evening. I do hope it will be helpful.

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  9. Wow. Wow. Wow.
    I have just discovered your blog through The Transformed Wife.
    After reading through every one of your posts, I am sitting in wonder.
    How much I need to learn and how graciously you have presented it.
    Thank you for your ministry.
    God bless you abundantly.
    Tammy

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  10. I love this so much.
    Jilly💝💝💝

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  11. I have greatly missed your posts! I am guilty of crossing my arms in front of myself. Is this equally unmannerly?

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    1. Thank you! You're right in wondering about crossing arms, as this isn't considered good form, either. But it is easily turned into a ladylike stance by unfolding your arms and loosely clasping your hands together at the waist.

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