The girlie stuff

I was at Sears today and went into the kids section to change my baby when I heard a mother and her pre-teen daughter discussing the purchase of a first bra. That’s when it hit me: I have a girl. Now I’m going to be stuck doing the girlie stuff with her!

When my son asked to pee standing up, I could tell Zak that he had to take care of it because it was boy’s stuff. I will also be able to rely on him to tackle such tasks as discussing shaving and deodorant. But now that I have a girl, it means I’m the one who will be stuck discussing bras, periods and birth-control pill with her. It also means that I have very little time before she realizes how lame I am. I mean, the day she’ll ask me to borrow my makeup, I’ll have to say “Sorry, sweetie, I don’t actually own any makeup”. I can live with that, I mean, I don’t feel the need to wear makeup. But I also own only one or two skirts that I barely ever wear, I don’t think I own any nylons, or high heel shoes, and you’d be hard press to find bras and panties that match in my underwear drawer. Oh, and all of my shirts actually cover my navel.

When I look at the teenagers around me, I can’t help but think that if my daughter ever looks like that and spends all that time trying to look girlie, we will have a hard time connecting. Let’s hope my baby turns into a tomboy. That would make things much easier.

Although I’m still not off the hook for that first bra purchase. Sigh!

3 Responses to “The girlie stuff”

  1. Anne Says:

    Well, imagine if you have to do the girlie stuff… with your son! In our house, he’s the only one owning make up and dreaming of high heel shoes. The good part about it is he gets to take care of the girlie stuff with his sister, like doing her hair and make up when she feels like it.

  2. sophie Says:

    Mmm… I bet he didn’t take care of the conversation about period though :-) I agree it must be pretty awkward when it’s your son who’s more girlie. I guess life is a real adventure, you never know where your kids will take you!

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