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Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Know I'm a Girl, but...

You know, my husband tells me all of the time that I am a "girly-girl". I guess in some ways I am - I point my toes a lot, I twirl, I wear make up, I hate bugs... but for the most part, I think I am lacking something in the genetic make up of being a girl. For example:

I don't get what the big deal is about shoes. That was one plot line from "Sex and the City" that always escaped me. Personally, I'd rather be barefoot or in flippy flops all the live-long day. I don't love shoe shopping and I don't sigh and press my face up against the shoe-store windows dreaming of owning them all. Oh, and I hate wearing high heels too!

I don't like wearing dresses. Never have. Never will.

Flowers don't excite me. Sure, it's nice getting a bouquet every now and again but it's just depressing watching it die. Slowly. Getting uglier by the hour... And you know what? I don't have a favorite flower! Whenever I get one of those "getting to know you" e-mails and it asks for your favorite flower, I say Lily, but honestly, it doesn't really matter.

Jewelry. If I measured how much someone loved me by the jewelry they gave me? I'd feel a little shallow. Sorry. I've seen people go WILD over the jewelry ads and demand that their husbands buy them this or that from the jewelry store. Really? So if a man who truly, and I mean honestly and truly loves you, cannot afford the two carat diamond, you can't love him? Sorry, but I've had the jewelry (not from my husband but from my dad) and you know what? I ended up having to hock it all and it really doesn't phase me that I don't have it anymore and I'm not looking to replace it.

Perfume. I don't have a favorite. I enjoy smelling nice and all that, but I don't have a "signature" scent or anything like that. Heck, as long as I don't smell BAD, I'm doing okay.

Sad movies? Sorry, I've never seen the Notebook and I don't want to.

So that's it. I guess I'm sort of girlie. I'm certainly no tom-boy. I hate sports and I can't fix anything. But all those things I just mentioned? They seem to be all of the things that make someone truly feminine. Funny but I don't feel like any less of a woman but maybe I am...


8 comments:

jenn said...

I knew there was a reason that I keep coming here. I am as un-girly as you are. I don't wear dresses or heals, perfume makes me gag, I DO wear flip flops every day, and I don't wear makeup. I do, however, like gilry movies.

Grampy said...

I see you as being a rather super girl. An all around what ever I need girl.Just by reading your blog it is easy to see you are a good person.From what I can see you are perfect.

Natalie said...

I can relate to a whole lot of that! Like shoes...who the heck cares about shoes?!?!?! And if it weren't for church I'd never wear dresses. So they're a Sunday only thing...and the second I'm home I'm back into a comfy pair of jeans.

A.Marie said...

You are my type of gal! I don't like shopping, I don't like getting flowers (I'd rather grow them!), I don't wear perfume, and I really don't mind getting dirty. YAY for sorta-kinda-maybe girl-y girls like us! :)

PJ said...

i hate socks and shoes! in cali i got away with wearing my flip flops all the time, but now it is back to normal. with the cold weather comes socks and shoes, yuck!

i also don't wear much make up. if i am going somewhere out of town or something i will put some eye liner and mascara on but that is about the extent of my makeup.

love the flowers that grow outside, they are beautiful, but i don't really care for cut flowers from a florist. i don't like watching them die either.

i have my 2 necklaces that i never take off. once in awhile i will put on some earrings but that is it.

i think you are a natural woman, and that is great! have a wonderful day...hugz!

Simply Being Mommy said...

I can totally relate. I love flip-flops too!

Frugal Vicki said...

I used to think of myself as girly, but now that you pointed out all of those things, I am pretty much just like you! Hmmm. kinda interesting!

Nani said...

right there w/you the shoe thing..love my flip flops- my said she could not keep shoes on me as a kid...first thing I take off when i get home - i do love purses though- my weakness -