I did wear a tiara at my last party.
So okay, I've been thinking about "girly girl." As a description.
1. I never wore pink in disproportionate quantity for the first twenty-something years of my life. Sure, I wore pink. I also wore green, blue, black, white, orange, yellow, and red. Gray. Burnt sienna. Cornflower, periwinkle, and goldenrod. In the mad, mad world of Crayola fashion, I was the macho, palette-expanding 64-color spread.
- About a year ago I started buying pink. A lot of pink. Also black, white, and red, but mainly pink. Pale pink, salmon, dusty rose.
- I still don't really like purple.
- Or boys!
- Because I'd have math!
- Now I like boys, and shopping, and math.
- Sometimes in that order.
- Sometimes not.
- My dad was wrong.
- Especially running.
- But also other things, like field hockey and basketball and swimming.
- And other sporty things, like hiking and dancing and Scrabble.
- But not softball or snowy things.
- Especially football.
- Occasionally some other things, like basketball and soccer.
- But really, let's be honest, mainly football.
- When I was a little less little, my friends were mainly guys.
- Now, at peace with the universe, I live in harmony with both.
So I'm thinking: I wear a lot of pink. I like wearing cute outfits. Really, I'm a sucker for the cute outfit. Maybe, at the age of 30, I'm embracing my femininity, girly-girlifying myself. But: am I really?
There's also the football, the math, and the Scrabble.
On the other hand, there's the dancing.
On the other hand, there's the weekend-long team puzzle-solving events.
On the other hand, there's the clothes swap party I'm throwing.
I think we can agree that it's a conundrum.
The things I wonder:
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "someone who wears a lot of pink?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "someone who really into hair and make-up?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "someone who plays/is/plays dumb?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "blonde?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "someone with big boobs?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "someone guys find non-threatening?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "someone who doesn't use bullet points?"
- Is "girly girl" secret code for "pretty girl?"
- Am I a girly girl?