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Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I love being a girl! I really do. Maybe it’s spring on the way, but I just wanna gush about it for a minute. I love dresses, shoes, make-up, playing with new hairstyles, and all things foofy-girlie!

Like most girls, I definitely went through a “tomboy” stage when I was younger. Instead of Barbie dolls, I played with “army men” and built go-carts that I tested out on top of the steepest hills in the neighborhood. My best friend was a boy named James who shot me in the eye with a bee-bee gun because I dared him to, and I would gag at the thought of wearing anything with ruffles. Even now, I have times when I just want to wear a t-shirt and jeans. Only the t-shirt might look like it was attacked by the Be-Dazzler, and the jeans carry a substantial amount of butt-bling on the pockets as well. It’s just too hard not to sparkle when you have permission!

Now, I know what most of you are thinking: There are definitely some notable cons. Many, if we really sat down to think about it. Speaking of sitting down: I do wish we girls had an easier time going to the bathroom when we camp. And, I guess that feeling of vulnerability when you’re on a city street late at night isn’t my favorite either. Of course there’s that awful time of the month that turns us into crazed chocolate-hunting, self-loathing she-beasts! Yes, yes, many cons if we must point them out. However, all of those are trifle compared to the rush brought on by a new pair of strappy sandals and that feeling you get when you come out of the beauty salon with some screaming fresh red! Ah! I love that! Oh, and let’s not forget the power of that magic dress that hugs and hides in all the right places and makes you feel like a feminine super hero. Wearing that dress makes all the cons fade away into a cloud of pixie dust trailing behind you as you saunter around in your open-toed greatness!

Ok, and yes, there are many deep, spiritual, and motherly reasons to be grateful to be female as well, blah, blah, blah…. I am not totally superficial, I do appreciate the ability to carry a human being (or 4) inside my body and give them passage into life. That is super cool. And there’s the kisses that heal boo-boos, the shoulders that harbor rivers of tears, and the gentle soft skin that nurtures even with the slightest touch. All great reasons as well. (Have I mentioned the shoes?)

No matter how old you are, what dress size you wear, or how many kids you have, I recommend you celebrate that girl inside you, ladies! Twirl in your skirts and bat your eyelashes! You know why? Cause you can, and it’s fun! And I for one, am not ashamed to say that I love it!