My daughter thinks she is a boy.
I realized the chances of her being a tomboy were quite high, what with two older brothers and all, and I have absolutely no issue with that… except for where clothing is concerned.
I want her to be a tomboy in girlie clothing – is there even such a thing? I was hoping she would want to run around, get dirty, climb trees and wrestle all the while wearing a cute dress with her hair in beautiful pigtails.
But it would seem that she has a different plan.
Last summer I could dress her in anything and she was down with it. In fact, it was actually a point of pride as I could hold it against my sister (who at the time was having trouble getting her daughter to cooperate with certain items). Now, my niece is walking around in gingham blazers and chinos, while my daughter has taken on the more stubborn approach her cousin formerly adhered to.
I am not giving in. I just purchased her a new spring coat; it’s girlie but not over the top. I also grabbed a few rompers in floral fabrics – we will see how she handles those. As I type this post she is watching Transformers in her Optimus Prime costume. We went shoe shopping last week and she had the audacity to pick out these bad boys:
She knows where I stand on licensed goods: undies and pajamas only. I had to talk her off the ledge when she realized we were leaving the store and her Super Hero Squad Crocs were staying put.
On a positive note, she did want to wear a hair band last week; but she also spends the majority of her nights playing mini-sticks, as in hockey, with her brothers – that’s a whole other can of worms.
Bottom line, I’m just not ready for her to dress like a boy.