Monday, May 2, 2011
What do you do when you have a tomboy?
Have you ever been called a tomboy? I was one when I was growing up and I was darn proud of it. I thought it was awesome not to wear dresses, to run around with the boys, and play sports. Who wanted to get dolled up, wear jewelry, put on makeup and prance around in shoes that hurt? NOT ME! And honestly that held true for most of my life!
UNTIL- I had a little girl. Now I want to "doll up" my three year old every chance I get. I want her to wear the cute dresses, have her hair done all cute, and prance around at tea parties. But does she want to wear girls dresses? Of course not! She wants to wear pants and tshirts and tennis shoes everyday! Where did the child come from? And then I remember- SHE'S JUST LIKE ME! It's making me realize that I can't change or mold my daughter into what I want her to be. I have to be happy with the way she is and if I'm truthful about the whole thing I love that she is just like me. We don't look that much alike but boy do we think and act alike! And what more could a mommy ask for?
So what do you other mommies think? Do you have a tomboy? Is it okay to have a tomboy? Is there anything wrong with a girl who is already scratching up her beautiful legs and playing with the boys? I just don't know what to think! I see her 4 year old friend wear dresses to school and here's a picture of my daughter dressing up:
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