~ From an Anonymous Contributor
I had my doubts about applying childlikeness for I didn’t think I could do it. Then one day, when I was offended by his thoughtlessness, I just stuck out my lower lip, just slightly, and looked up at him. My husband said “You look so cute when you do that.” And we both forgot what we were upset about. It totally changed the mood.
NOTE: These examples of childlikeness or, sauciness, can release tension and change the mood to humor and playfulness quickly. It’s charming, feminine and is a part of feminine power that my mother talked about and I also include in my new book soon to be released. As we all understand and practice this response, most everyday hurts and irritations will end up strengthening our relationships rather than straining them. If you have already read Fascinating Womanhood, you know this skill is not appropriate for all circumstances, including deep hurts, infidelity or abuse.