Tomboys …

You Know You Have A Tomboy When…..

1. When she gives herself whiplash while horse-playing around with water and a slide

2. When she loves 4-wheelers and dirt bikes and begs for one every time we pass one

3. When she runs through a cornfield barefoot chasing after a dog only to result in stepping on a cornstalk and cutting her foot (only in Indiana right?)

4. When she ends up with a broken foot from a 4 wheeler accident

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5. When she climbs to the top of pine trees

6. When she would rather play in the mud than with make up

7. When she’s had more sprained ankles than I can even remember and we’ve had and used crutches every year since the 2nd grade (she’s now a sophomore!)

All these things resemble my tomboy. While she is tomboy about 75% of the time, I am able to see the girly girl side of her from time to time. When she dances, when she does wear make-up , when she dresses up for winter formal or other special dances

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It’s all a good balance for her, whether she’sĀ  tomboy one day and girly girl the next I love her with everything in me. Though, the tomboy in her definitely keeps me on my toes and I’m sure the ER in business lol šŸ™‚

The important thing is I allow her to be who she is. I don’t fuss because she isn’t girly enough and I don’t fuss because she’s a lot of tomboy .. I get the best of both worlds with her. I always support her in the the decisions she makes, even when I know it isn’t the right one šŸ™‚ The key is to step back and allow her to make mistakes and hopefully learn from them, yet being there to catch her if she falls.

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