Monday, November 15, 2010
There Are Daisies and Then There are Daisies
Anyone else have a 12 year old daughter? Is she a tomboy? I have a beautiful 12 year old daughter who is a huge tomboy. I can count on one hand the number of times she's worn a dress in the last 7 years. (It's 3, by the way.) I always dreamed of having a girly girl that I could dress up in ribbons and bows. That is not what God intended for me, obviously. She thinks clean tennis shoes means she's dressed up. She's a jeans and t shirt kind of gal. But in the last 6 months, she has slowly been changing into a girl. These aren't big steps, mind you. It started in the summer and she wanted to shave her legs. I almost fell out when she asked. I wanted her to wait a little longer because we all know what a pain shaving is once you start. Well, she went behind my back and did it anyway. <sigh> Well, whatever. She'll learn soon enough it's a pain. Then it was contacts. Then it was mascara. If you knew her, you'd know this was ALOT in a span of a month. She has long hair that she won't do anything with. She has never liked ribbons and bows and curling irons or anything. She wears it all one length and straight. Or it's in a pony tail, and NEVER a headband. This week she actually asked me to roll her hair. OMG! I did it and wow, the child has pageant hair when it's rolled. She went home with a friend this weekend and came home asking for a flat iron and for Lise to cut her hair in a style. Lise and I are both floored. Lise has been dying to get her hands on that child's hair. In the next breath, she announces she wants to go hunting with her daddy that afternoon. Um..ok. And if she kills a deer she wants to spread the blood across her cheeks. Nice. We went from flat irons to deer blood in the space of a breath. In Ben's family, you got a BB gun when you turned 13. I don't know what is magical about that age but Leah has a PINK Daisy BB gun already picked out. From a Daisy razor to a Daisy BB gun. Ain't growing up fun?!
So, here's my outfit today. It has nothing to do with the above post. It's rainy and gray today. I have on a pop of red as usual. It's my go to color. It's my signature color. It's just me! The shoes are Aigner from the outlet we used to have here. I miss it so much. The sweater is Liz Claiborn bought when that outlet went out of business!! The red t shirt is Kohl's and the pants are Mossimo thrifted for $4 at Goodwill!!