I drew a lot when I was little, played with cars, climbed trees, rollerbladed in our basement, and swung on our swing set. I played with our doll house and occasionally some hand me down barbies, but that's because they were there. I NEVER liked princesses. They didn't do anything besides sing and wear dresses. Plus, I wasn't born a princess, so why dream about it? My first favorite color was yellow. Then I started to spend more time with other girls and decided that my favorite colors were pink and purple. If that's not an example of socialization, I don't know what is. Well, after a few years I decided to screw pink and purple and girl stuff in general. I didn't like it, and no one was going to make me.
And that's when I became a tomboy.
I hated all girl clothes. They were dumb and I wasn't going to wear them. I wore soccer shirts and shorts. Eventually I even started to shop in the boys section, but that was awkward and I got weird looks. I remember having the same pair of shorts as a boy in my 5th grade class. He wasn't thrilled about that.
|Lily calls my shirt the Drake and Josh shirt. Also, that tie is paper.|
|I bought that shirt in the boy's section at Khols.|
Eventually I got over the whole tomboy stage. By 6th grade I was wearing mostly girl clothes, but nothing crazy. Basically I was wearing girl jeans with a t-shirt. Well, I never got over THAT stage, except now I force myself to wear something nice at least two times a week. Excluding summer.
|boy shirt, boy necklace, boxers.|
|I was so cute.|
|Hahahaha. Look at Lily.|
|First day of 5th grade.|
|First day of 7th grade. I refused to look nice the first day like all the other girls.|
|I HATED that dress.|
I'm not a tomboy anymore, I wear girls clothes all the time now. Yayy! But that doesn't mean I've fully converted, I'm too lazy to do that. Athletic clothing is just so much more comfortable. I really do enjoy fashion, and there are many types of clothing I love to see other girls wearing, but I would never wear them. It's just too much work and I wouldn't want to wear that all day.
Here's a list of all the things I've purchased this summer. Excluding gifts and food.
- Running shorts
- 3 hats
- 2 spandex capris
- 2 pairs of running shoes
- 2 bike jerseys
- 3 sports bras
- Bike shoes
- Bike pedals
- Bike tires
- Triathlon entry fee
So I'm not a tomboy anymore, but it's something that will always be a part of me. My future children better not like princesses.