August 14, 2005
Lots of little girls go through a tomboy phase. Not me. I was always a girly girl. When I was little I liked wearing frilly pink dresses, and dressing up in fancy hats and high heels, and playing house. When I got older I liked wearing frilly pink dresses, and dressing up in fancy hats and high heels, but instead of playing house, I learned to cook and sew. When I was 15, I received a special sweepstakes prize at the Graham County Fair for winning the most blue ribbons in the junior division of the homemaking categories.
I would have made the best Mormon housewife, except that I always had a dirty mouth and a bad attitude. By the time I graduated from high school, I'd sit there in my flouncy, flowery dresses, and tell Sunday school teachers I didn't like, "I don't give a damn what you say. I think you're full of shit."
I don't wear pink that often these days, but I still like wearing dresses, frilly or otherwise (I hardly ever wear pants, mostly because I am blessed with a classic pear shape and finding pants that fit is difficult); I still like dressing up in fancy hats and high heels; I still like cooking, and sewing, and quilting, and knitting; and I still like swearing at authority figures. In fact, I like it a lot.
Posted by Holly at August 14, 2005 12:16 AM