Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Girly, not me!


You know I never blink an eye anymore when, after finding out I have 3 girls, someone asks if I'm going to try for a boy. If I try for anything it will be a healthy baby, I'll leave the rest in better hands. But I have to admit that sometimes, when no one is looking, I roll my eyes heavenward and ask "Just what were you thinking?" Here's a few reasons why...


-I do not know how to french braid, can barely braid, and am awkward with a curling iron. If I had my way my girls would sport cute pixie haircuts until they could style their hair themselves.


-I have no problem with my girls getting dirty. If they get dirty I'm more likely to give them a high five than to tell them they should not be making mud pies in their white pants.


-When my daughter tells me she would rather play football during recess than participate in "cheerleader" tryouts I can't help but feel relieved and proud.


-I can be dramatic, I've had plenty of drama over the years. But take that and multiply it by 3 more females and well, that is just too much drama. Even for a theater troupe.


-I don't do nails. If I actually get mine done, which is an annual thing, I'm thankful for the pampering, but know if I actually tried to paint my own it would be a mess.
-Crying a little is okay, a lot is not. The phrase from one of my favorite movies run through my head, "There is no crying in baseball." I want to borrow that quote and make my own like "Hey, there's no crying at home, or in the car, or in the grocery, or ...." well you get the idea.

But even though my girly qualities are limited, somehow God has granted me with three beautiful girls, who have just the right balance of feminine charm and tomboyish qualities. And Little One reminds me everyday of who she is as she prances about the house on tip toe repeating, "I'm a girl." Yes, you are and aren't I lucky!!

9 comments:

Aimee said...

I can relate. I feel like that sometimes too.
My saying is "There's no crying in school!" Everytime anything goes wrong, Claire cries. I was not used to that since my first child was a tough boy! I couldn't imagine 3 of her!
Your girls are all beautiful! And their hair looks great! (I can't french braid either, and I've been tempted more than once to cut Claire's hair short!)

Karen said...

Ha! Girl #3 is due here in about 6 weeks, and I (the anti-froo-froo) am surrounded by princess ballerinas already *grin*. I don't own nail polish or a curling iron ... But, honestly, I have NO IDEA what I would do if I got a boy!

Kara said...

Thanks Aimee. Karen I've been thinking about you and I'm with you I wouldn't have a clue what to do with a boy. I do love all the giggles and whispers my three girls share. Having sisters is a wonderful thing!!

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

My first words on finding out that our new baby was a boy were "A boy?? what do I do with that??". The advice the midwife gave me was "just be careful where you stick the nappy pin!"

I am not a girly girl either (don't even own a hairdryer, much to my hairdresser's disgust), but I do love the sight of Naomi fluttering around in her "Bannerina" dress!

Pat's Place said...

And I was not prepared for four boys, but we managed and we all survived! No curling irons, no nail polish, no braids and I am at a loss when granddaughters hand me their hair scrunchies and ask me to put up their hair. Oh my! But I have always been thankful for healthy children! And I DID get my girls--through wonderful daughters-in-law and granddaughters!

Kara said...

I know, life is such a suprise sometimes! But God sure knows what he is doing doesn't he:)

The Fritz Facts said...

I am thankful every day that Boo has her Tomboy qualities. I don't think I could have handled a prissy girl...give me monster trucks any day!

Boo is playing Flag Football this fall, she can't wait! No more dance class.

fairenuff said...

You have three very beautiful children there. Our households sound very similar although I think we might have slightly more 'girlie' than you!

Aimee said...

Hi Kara, I left you a little blogger award over on my blog.