Sunday, October 19, 2008

Girly Girl

This title does not describe me to a T. I have my moments where i like to dress in my skirts and high heels but for the most part i like to be comfortable. I like my jeans and hoodie. On an average day you will find me in a pair of jogging type pants or gauchos and a beater or if it is cold out a pair of jeans and a hoodie as previously mentioned. I do the comfort thing not the fashion thing.

Now i have not always been this way. At some point in my teen years where i was one of the popular girls (mostly 5th through 8th and i was not a "mean girl") i allowed myself to dive head first into the "pain is beauty" mantra. I was a cheerleader most of my life (from age 7 to 15) so i was use to the short skirts and belly shirt look. I never did find it comfortable but rather what a girl is suppose to wear. I never liked shopping much. Yes i like to buy new things but not in the "girly girl" section. i am just more of a cowgirl or tomboy i guess.

In a way i have always been this way. I grew up with a brother who was 13 years older than me and a male cousin who was 15 years older than me. As a matter of fact all my older cousins and most of my younger ones were boys. I only had one 2 female cousins for the first 11 years of my life. I never had much interest in anything they did. I preferred the toy trucks and digging in the mud. We had a creek by my church and on Sunday mornings me and the boys would all go play in the creek and hunt for crawdads (yes i was country). This has carried on most of my life. There is just a part of me that is more content playing in mud then putting on makeup.

It was often a fight to get me in a dress as a child. I love the frilly dresses, i really did, i just hated wearing them. I would have rather looked at them. I called them Vanna White dresses. I did however love fur coats. As a child it was my obsession. I always wanted a fur coat (and got one) every winter. I don't really know if that is a girl thing or just an odd obsession with animals.

I have always loved sports (minus baseball). I enjoy sitting down and watching the football game (speaking of i need to look and see who is playing today). Football is by far my favorite and not for the same reasons as some girls. It isn't just because i like to look at their butts or what ever the reason. I just enjoy watching. I tell my husband all the time that he is very luck to have a wife that enjoy watching sports. He doesn't really understand that some women don't enjoy it (his whole family runs the local little league in a way (Sisters and nieces coach the cheerleaders and brothers, dad, and uncle coach football)).

So i guess what i am saying is that i am a tomboy. I am a girl who doesn't mind getting dirty and having a poker game or football party at my house. I have never been one to don makeup, high heels, and a dress just to go to the store and likely never will. I like being me and it suits my husband and 2 little boys just fine.

1 comment:

Mrs. Bridget G. said...

I am happy your husband likes what you wear. Marriages flourish when the husband and wife get along.I like sports a little bit. I like the Super Bowl, but wont watch any other football games, and I love the baseball season. My husband brought us to 2 Mets games!