Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm A Girl

Ok, let's state the obvious, that I am a female. Although this is factual, I have not always been comfortable in this skin. Growing up, I was more into dirt, climbing trees, and sports, than playing with Barbies, the color pink, and makeup. It took me almost 20 years to ditch the baggie sweatshirts and trade them in for more feminine styles. It took me almost 20 years to start wearing makeup (even though I owned my first makeup bag with 'real' makeup when I was 13).

So, there sat my makeup bag for 7 years. I would rather be playing sports.

I did own a few Barbies and I did play with dolls here and there, but it didn't take my older brother very long before he started setting my Barbies on fire and and cutting their hair, and I watched and laughed. (We didn't find this act gruesome, more entertaining that we were playing with fire and my parents were not aware of it). I also have an older sister, but she is five years older than me, so while she was out with her friends, I was digging for worms.

I hated pink and anything to do with pink.

So, that is why having not only one, not two, but THREE girls is a bit humorous in itself.

This blog is about attempting to raise these three, wonderful, glorious, blessings in this ever changing world. I do not have all the answers. These are just my experiences, my mistakes, my hopes, my struggles, and my joys of RAISING THREE GIRLS.

Here is a picture of my older sister, my older brother, and me as a baby.

2 comments:

Kendra said...

Wow.. your baby picture sure does look like your girls! I love the new blog.

carollee said...

Looks just like Ashlyn!!! Beautiful blog...love it!!