Friday, July 10, 2009
No Girly Girl 'Round Here!
I have NEVER been a girly girl. I had a brother 15 months older then me. I did much more boy stuff then girl stuff growing up. My mother used to tell the story of how she and my father would both have to hold me down to put a dress on me....my thoughts, why bother. I used to wear the panties with lace crap on them, scratched my legs for hours. Used to cry when I could not stand up and pee like my brother. One of the reasons I love my church family so much is that they accept me for who I am...blue jeans in the winter, gauchos or Bermuda shorts in the summer with flip flops. So you get the picture. When I was expecting the Girl, for some hormonal reason, I thought I would like a real girly girl...I could dress her up, do her hair, all the cutesy stuff. Why I thought I would actually have a child like that...I have no idea. With all of my kids, between 2-3yrs they would pretty well establish what they wanted to wear daily. I am a mama that picks her fights and clothes are not one of them I pick. It would have to be pretty bad for me to say anything and I mean bad as in offensive to others or scanky. One of the boys wore his shoes on opposite feet for a year. It just doesn't faze me. When Girl was born I had her in the cutest dresses and outfits, knowing my time was limited. And yeah, 2 yrs came and it was onesies all the way, with pants or without pants did not matter. Then she outgrew those in a matter of months, went from 3T to 5T last fall, so she moved into shirts and pants or shorts. I fooled her into a dress on Easter by calling it a tunic and pairing it with capri's. And of course her favorite toys are trucks, GI Joe's, toy guns, Rescue Heroes and the all time faves Building Blocks. Now there are a couple of areas where we really go girl, LOVE shoes and jewelry....and we like our makeup and nail polish...she even painted her Daddy's nails. And then we'll doll it up and go out on the town in our blue jeans, T shirts and cowboy boots....A girl's gotta crank it up sometime!