Thursday, November 10, 2011

Buffalo Wings and General Hospital

When I was a kid, I definitely went through a tomboy stage. Most of my cousins were boys--plus I had 2 brothers. I would spend hours with my cousin playing Hot Wheels or GI Joes. And it was so much fun. But then on the other side of it, I would go home and play with My Little Pony or my Jem dolls. I was honestly happy playing with either. My mom always had me in a cute little kilt or pink dresses for church and special occasions. But I was probably happier in jeans and a t-shirt. But I made it work. Half girly-girl and half tomboy. I really don't think I fully grew out of it.

There are days when I love putting on my makeup, doing my hair, and putting on a cute outfit. I love the color pink, I love a bubble bath with a glass of wine, I love escaping through terrible soaps like General Hospital and Days of our Lives, and I love a good chick flick or tearjerker. I get excited when I am shopping and I see a cute purse, a new perfume or a funky new nail polish.
On the flip side, There are days I would rather put on a headband and a pair of sweats. I LOVE sports. Hockey (Oilers), baseball (Mariners) and football (Seahawks), in that order. I am happy and content spending all day Sunday relaxing at home with Chris watching all the NFL games. I have real hockey and football jerseys, NOT the "female" ones and they certainly AREN'T pink. I have been known during many an Oilers game to stand and yell at the TV screen. I love beer, action movies, buffalo wings, and video games. I reeeeally like video games. Sports ones are a big hit, but I also love first person shooter games like Medal of Honor, Call of Duty and so on.
I like to think it balances me out and saves me from being stuck in the typical everyday routine that is expected from women. Why can't it be okay to sit back with the boys, watch the game and enjoy a few beers? I would not have done well back in the 40's. A classic time where women were classy and always dressed to the nines. I would have hated it. I would have wanted to be at the bar with the boys drinking scotch and smoking a cigar. (Not that I do that nowadays--that's just what they did in the 40's, right?)

Luckily for me I met and married a man who loves both sides of me. He loves that I can be girly and look nice when we go out, but he also loves that I will sit home, drink beer and yell at the TV with him--unfortunately, being a Mariners and Seahawks fan this happens often.

So which one are you? The tomboy? Girly-girl? Or both? Obviously I am both and I wouldn't change a thing.


Anonymous said...

You're cute.

I think I'm a mix of both, too. And, funny enough, this is a very similar post to the one I considered writing today. If you see a familiar topic soon, I'm not copying. I swear!

BecMama said...

Well, in my head I would say I'm a bit of both. I've always been one to be outdoors and be able to get dirty. But I do love to get prettied up. As I've aged I have dived deeper into the girly things. My husband says I'm a girlie girl. ♥ it.