Tomboys vs. Girlie Girls
I am at a loss. Baby Girl is turning into a girlie girl and I'm not quite sure how to take care of a girlie girl! You see - I'm a tomboy. I like snakes and frogs. I was the owner of two lizards at one point in time. When I was a kid, I loved dinosaurs so much that my parents planned a vacation around my obsession - and it was awesome! I did play with dolls, but my dolls were tough creatures. My Barbies parachuted off of our swing set and rescued Ken from his latest mishap (he was always getting into trouble). I got toy cars and trucks as gifts. I remember dressing up, but not too much. All through high school I wore big t-shirts and boys jeans. Why? Because that's how I was comfortable. And that was what was most important to me. I brushed my hair, but that was about it. And make-up?? Who cared about make-up? I don't think I really started wearing make-up till I got in college. I could hang with the guys and I liked it that way. So, when my boys came on the scene, I knew what to do! And it was so much fun to see them pick up a lot of the same likes that I had as a kid.
Enter my little Princess. Usually she's a good mix of both. She loves her dresses, but she's usually packing around a plastic snake or a dinosaur. But lately... well, lately she is a girlie girl. She wouldn't go to church without her toenails painted. She gets up in the morning and wants to wear a dress. She likes things in her hair and she loves to cuddle her dolls. I'm not sure what to do with this child! Doesn't she want to go look for lizards in the back yard? No. She wants to smell the flowers and watch the butterflies. Doesn't she want to play with the cars? No. She wants to get out the dolls and the castle and play "Your Majesty" (that's really what she calls it). Wouldn't she LOVE to look at a dinosaur book? No. She wants to read "Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses". I feel like I can't relate to this child! I guess I need to get in touch with my inner Princess. Actually, I'm not sure that I have an inner princess! I think a dragon may have eaten her a long time ago.
(Oh, and the blog look will change soon... why? Because it's TOO GIRLIE for me!!)