Friday, June 08, 2007

Girly Girls Like Peanuts



I wouldn't describe myself as a "girly" girl. I generally don't wear make-up and when I do, it's mascara and lipstick and that's it.

I was never a tomboy either. That wasn't it.

I think I wasn't ever very girly because I don't like doing things that I'm not really good at.

I like to win. I like to be first. I like to excel.

Growing up, I guess I looked at the popular and pretty girls doing the girly thing and knew that they were the leaders there. No room for this dorkwad.

I think it may have been a bit of a disappointment for my mom (or Grandma Seattle as I call her here) who is and has always been a girly girl and a great champion of all things girly.

The order of her universe has been restored now as she has found the girly daughter she never had in Rooster Girl.

The Rooster, so named for her capacity for making a great, crotchety crowing every now an then, is a bonafide Girly Girl.

Although she is not even two she makes sure that her shoes are appropriate for her outfits.

Each morning after I get her dressed the first thing she does is run off to find her father, twirl for him and say,

"Look at ME!"

After receiving compliments on how nice she looks she heads for the full length mirror in the hall to admire herself.

This morning I was watching her at the mirror. She looked at herself and said,

"I PRETTY!"

This alone seems like trouble to me... and then there's the peanuts.

Lately Rooster has had a hankering for peanuts but she can't quite pronounce the word.

So Little Miss Pretty's in the kitchen shouting "I want PEANUSS!"

Saints preserve us.


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97 comments:

Tabba said...

Just look at the joy in the face!!(no pun intended)

Same here...no girly girl on my part. But Gracie sure is....and she's totally crazy about her shoes too.

I keep telling myself it's just a phase.

katy said...

I have a girly girl too and she is now 16 and one good thing about girly girls is that you don't have to fight with them to take baths or get cleaned up.
I do hope the Rooster learns to pronounce her T's a little better before she gets much older.

sam said...

Aw, she makes me want a girl!!

I love that picture!!!

WILLIAM said...

"I want PEANUSS!"

I have to assume that is the girly part you passed onto her.

Cooks on the Coast said...

Wow, are we related? My oldest outgrew her girly girl phase for the most part. But the youngest... she might be girly girl for good. Me? I got mad when my parents got me the dirt bike I wanted because it was PINK. How embarrassing!

urban-urchin said...

That's funny because when I was little I thought that penis was pronounced peanuts....

She is cute enough to eat. Is it wrong to suggest an arranged marriage b/w the rooster and my son?

Sayre said...

You better hope she isn't saying that for real when she hits her teens!

My granddaughter is a girly girl and I have no idea what to do with her.

metalia said...

That reminds me of when my brother was a baby, and couldn't pronounce "truck" properly; inexplicably, he replaced the "tr" with an "fw". It was so lovely when we'd all be walking down the street together, one happy little family, and you'd hear the sweet, dulcet tones of a toddler screaming "Fwuuuuuuuuuuuck!"

Charming, really.

nutmeg said...

My Rowan likes to pretend she's a 'titty with a dick' -(cat carrying firewood!)

Wendy said...

My daughter is the same way and has been for the past 3.5 yrs. She will walk into walls and other people because she is looking at herself in a store window.

I chose to ignore it and hope it goes away. My husband's approach is to yell that she is vain and force her to look else where. I am not sure what approach will work, but hopefully my daughter will eventually look where she is going.

Julie Pippert said...

LOL!

My girls are girly and yet...not. Dolls and trucks, science and fairy tales.

Cute cute girl...she's right about that. :)

And my kids have taken to seizing every opportunity to say, 'What THE...!?!?!"

I'm just thankful they stop there. Their words---other than the little one and truck---are intentional.

Kim said...

adorable picture :)

...I was never a girly girl either...and it would be just my luck if I would have one some day.

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

I have always been a medium girly girl (in fact Bryan called me medium-may last night as opposed to high-may and we joked I needed to post about it) and Declan is turning out to to be a medium boyey-boy. We must just have mediocre genes over here.

Aliki2006 said...

She's gorgeous and all girlie smile!

slouching mom said...

LOL, Julie! Cuz my kids have been saying, "What the..." also. Must be a national trend.

She IS pretty, though. You can't argue with her there.

Little Monkies said...

Nothin' wrong with mini girlfriend havin' a little bit of confidence :)

I say, march on Rooster!

I am finding my inner pink now having a girl. It's grand.

Hugs to the Roo.

Rachel said...

Ha! That sounds like something a sorority girl would say.

Mel said...

LMAO!!! You better watch that girl like a hawk, lest she break every heart in a 100-mile radius. A future heartbreaker, for sure!

Patience said...

My mother wanted me to be a girl-type person. But alas it wasn't to be. I was a big ol' tomboy! My sister who came later became the daughter my mother wanted. But somewhere in the files of pictures of my childhood is a picture of me wearing a lacy petticoat. And nothing else.

Lotta said...

With those girls I imagine she gets all the peanuts she can eat. And I meant peanuts.

Augs Casa said...

I thank my lucky stars and DraMa that I have boys. Dirt, water and sweat. Life is good.

tulipmom said...

She is too cute for words! I swear if I ever get within 100 feet, I may just have to squeeze the patoozies out of that girl!

When I was her age, I would say "dir-tee, dir-tee" whenever I fell down on the grass.

Yup, I was a girly girl for sure. That and a touch of OCD :)

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

What girl doesn't like a little penuss once in a while?

Marmite Breath said...

Please don't give her too much peanuss. I have heard that peanuss are addictive.

And yes, I totally could have spelled addictive in a pervy way to go along with my comment, but I am a classy bitch, so I di'nt.

Heather said...

OMG, could she be ANY cuter?

On the peanuss thing...My DH likes to say, when you have boys you only have one penis to worry about, when you have a girl you have to worry about all of them.

Bon said...

i love that child's face. so much character, so much beauty...i don't think you need to worry about this girly girl...she may be the perfect mix of all that Grandma Seattle values and all that you are, too.
;)

plus, heck, if she never learns to pronounce her ts, think how popular she'll be...? (cringes and slumps away in shame...)

Heather said...

OMG, could she be ANY cuter?

On the peanuss thing...My DH likes to say, when you have boys you only have one penis to worry about, when you have a girl you have to worry about all of them.

Lawyer Mama said...

Baaaaahaaaaa! Of *course* pretty girls like peanuts!

Omaha Mama said...

SO CUTE! But I TOTALLY understand your discomfort. I get troubled, hoping I'm not raising a vain, self-conscious girl. So I say things like "You're so smart. You're so funny." To which my girl replies, "But mommy, don't I look cute?!" And she does. And I tell her so.

I love that picture!

The Queen Mama said...

Yep, she's gorgeous and she knows it. You're in trouble!

Just keep the peanuts (and I do mean the actual nuts) away from her until she turns 3. Regular consumption of them before that age is thought to be a possible cause for peanut allergy, which can be a life-threatening thing.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I don't consider myself very girly (as in I haven't had a professional manicure since I got married 10 years ago!) but my daughters are makeup/princess/girly girl dress up NUTS. Seriously at 26 months of age Miss A has discriminating taste in lipgloss.

Peanuss....that's a good one. ;)

Just don't take her into a convenience mart. It's peanuss mecca.

radical mama said...

A gets the words "peanuts" and "penis" mixed up too. She once told me that she wished she has a peanut so that she could pee standing up...

Cat, Galloping said...

is she still yelling i want cock, too?!

QT said...

I think she takes after her mama in many ways ...:)

angela said...

me- no make-up, jeans always, flip-flops and hair thrown up (not done up).

my daughter- always wants a 'preedy dwess' on, barrette in her hair (although it hardly ever stays put) and she changes shoes at least 3 times a day.

thanks for all the links- i think i've been reading your blog for about an hour. sheesh!

Yamagoo said...

Never mind the other childs plans for World Domination..THIS ONE will actually rule easier and faster!

The world needs Girly Girls...and HURRAY for the ones that love the PEANUSSS!!!!!

mimikatemom said...

Hee. She is just the cutest.

My rock star was a big tomboy for the longest time and had trouble with ummm, certain consonants. Her favorite toys were "f*cks" (trucks) and "Pussy" (Percy of Thomas the Tank Engine fame) Interesting playtime conversations, that.

Abbynormal said...

Awww she is pretty.

Watch that phrase...

ali said...

a girl after my own heart. "I want PEANUSS!" too :)

Jen said...

Oh, at that face. She's adorable.

At 18 months my daughter out girlies me in every possible. I don't know where it come from and sometimes I find it a little confusing. A lot of the time though I just get a kick out of how very, very ultra girly she is.

Ortizzle said...

Well, of course she's pretty. She's a dead ringer for her mom. (Seriously, I just had a look at the flickr family photos, and I don't think I have ever seen a girl who looked more like her mom or a boy who looked more like his dad when there were only two children in the family.)

Mama en Fuego said...

Oh Little Rooster, Peanuss, isn't all it's made out to be.

Iris said...

I was not a girly girl growing up. I didn't have a role model for that. But, I have lately turned into one. I have been loving this role! Acrylic nails, make up, hair color, clothes... and I am definitely teaching my daughter to take pride in her own looks........

Kyla said...

Ahh, she is BEAUTIFUL!! And tell her no peanuss for MANY, MANY years. The Internets say so.

Above Average Joe said...

If Peanut is thirsty, she will announce "I want Jews"

No dear, that's juice.

If I see her part any seas I'm going to wonder.

Queen Heather said...

She is so funny!

When i was a kid I had a baby cousin who couldn't say "Fort Rucker" (local army base at my hometown.) He said "Fart Rucker" instead and we found all sorts of ways to talk about Fart Rucker when around him just to get him to say it. LOL I still haven't outgrown talking about farts.

Cece said...

Oh it gets better, (or worse depending on how you look at it) trust me! My 8.5 year old is my girly girl. She is always in the mirror. Always painting her nails. Always color coordinating her outfits w/her headbands & bracelts. Speaking of bracelets, my girl LOVES loose beads & tinkets. She buys that stuff with her own money so she can make jewlery & hair accessories to match her outfits. As cute as it is, its just as annyoing! lol

Jhianna said...

Oh, you're in for a world of pain there (such a great picture of her too).

PS - I grew up playing matchbox cars with the boys in the neighborhood and had to be forced by my mom into playing Barbies with my niece.

g-man said...

Good luck with that. As the father of 2 boys and two girls (both of which are girly) I have found that with boys, you only have to worry about the one peanut, with girls you have to worry about all the peanuts!

Mrs. Chicky said...

You're doomed. The power of her cuteness is too overwhelming.

Melina said...

I too am not girlie girl nor am I a tomboy I guess I'm somewhere in the middle.

That is the cutest picture of the Rooster.

flutter said...

she is sooooooooo adorable. She pretty!

Starrlight said...

That is one super cute girly girl. Peanuss though...oooh that could be problematic!

Mimi said...

What does it mean that the word verification is 'vuvda'? I'm just wondering.

Grammas: they get what they need, even at one generation removed. Will The Mayor or Rooster Girl have kids who are just like you? Interesting possibility ...

mcewen said...

Neither of mine are girly girls, but when youthful, they had similar pronunciation issues.
We went to Kawaii, an island plagued with roosters. In England, roosters are often called 'cockerels.' 'Cockerels' is a difficult word to pronounce if you are small, but you can still yell it at 50 decibels as you pursue them, 'cocka, cocka, cocka'
Cheers

King Isepik said...

Has K placed his order for the double-barreled shotgun and gi-normous stick yet? It sounds as you'll need to place a rush on that order. :)

Jodi said...

You can be a girly-girl and have a peanuss. I've seen them. Girly-men, not their penuss-es.

My 8yo still calls oatmeal, "oak-a-meal." Partly because I encourage him to do so. It's cute. And think of the fiber!

FENICLE said...

Ah, she is your girl after all!!!!

Be proud :)

Lisa Milton said...

Rooster is a girly-girl cutiepie. It's official.

Have a great weekend!

carrie said...

Don't all girly girls like "peanusss"?

That is so cute.

Carrie

Little Nut Tree said...

omg.. Rowan is exactly the same. When I do her hair for nursery in the morning she has to run upstairs and admire herself in my full length mirror.. she's started saying that she's beautiful 'I beautiful aren't I mummy!' .. she loves all things lipstick, hair stuff, make up, hair brush, matching shoes, pink tops.. you name it, she loves it!

:o) Little girls, huh!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

That's okay, my R. thinks she has a penis! I guess having 2 older brothers messes with you a bit.

Little Nut Tree said...

but actually... the peanusss thing is a little weird ;)

Jen Magnuson said...

Geeze, she's a pretty girl! I'd stare at myself, too!

Love the peanuss....I think it's in their DNA to mispronounce words in ways that resemble genitalia or expletives.

EE said...

I am a girly girl. How did I wind up with 2 tomboys????
Rooster is darling...just keep her away from those peanuss!!!

Jen said...

This week it was, "Dad you are a good screwer" after he tightened the toilet seat lid that kept slipping around.

Um. Combined with Peanuss could be trouble.

Love the photo!

Carla said...

I am still laughing at "dorkwad"! HA
I am thankful to have a girly girl. She is smushed between 3 boys, poor thing.

Sarah said...

I don't have a daughter (yet) and my boy is the archetype of what it means to be MALE: plays with penis, destroys things, destroys cat, bangs head against things to see how loud of a noise it will make, etc. His father is nothing like that...

Em said...

Sounds like she might be channeling her mom????

NotSoSage said...

Me, too.




Uh, peanuts! I, too, want peanuts! Get your mind out of the gutter, my friend.

Virtualsprite said...

It must be a trend... I'm so not a girly girl, much to my mother's disappointment.

But she's got one now with my Sam.

Roo is too cute!

(I'm going to let the Peanuss go... :-)

jen said...

she's so gorgeous. a perfect mix of you and K.

and there is something so perfect about girly girls. i'll start sending nail polish now.

Indecisive Woman said...

My husband JJ originally said he didn't want our daughter to be a girly-girl, but lately he has been picking out frilly outfits. We had our first baby shower last weekend and now own about 50 pink outfits, so I think it may be inevitable. I will try to keep her away from the "peanuss" until she is of legal age, though.

Biddy said...

when will i ever learn to not have liquid in my mouth when reading your posts!? hehehe I Want PEANUSS too...although i'm fairly certain Roo and I have 2 very different interpretations! You are a woman after my own heart...my mother desperately wishes I was a girly girl and I desperately wish she would drop the friggin subject!

Queen Karana said...

*grin* That's so cute. And funny.

Nothing wrong with a girly girl! I wasn't one either, but I don't mind having one. Not sure either of mine qualify yet though. They have their moments, but I think mostly they want to be dressed so that they can make mud pies at any given moment.

Shannon said...

I zoned in on the peanuss thing because my little son calls his peanuss "peanuts".

And on the girly girl front, I wasn't much of one either, but my daughter is. I get cold sweats and I hope I'm doing right by her when she dresses herself and asks me if her outfit matches. I fear my perspective is crap and that if I say yes, I'm sending her out to the wolves.

Jennifer Playgroupie said...

That is hilarious!

My son is learning to say "aw shucks" but is sounds like "aw shit"...not as funny as saying peanuss, though.

Pattie said...

*LOL*
Peanuss.....here's hoping she gets the "T" on the end of that word soon ;-)

notfearingchange said...

Please tell me you will be saving this blog and making it into a little book which you will be able to leave on the guests' tables during her wedding day - that will be fantastic! :-D

Kevin Charnas said...

She is so damn cute!!! AARRGGHH!!!

Honestly, OTJ, she is just frickin' gorgeous.

Lock her up.

Now.

BOSSY said...

Lord have mercy. And then some more mercy.

moosh in indy. said...

Kinda like the time my kid wanted to ride a whore, oops she meant horse.

Jenn said...

That is happiness, right there in that picture.

I won't forget the day that Big A told me, "I'm not a girly-girl" And I wanted to say back, "but you were yesterday". But then I remember that it's not really cool to try to argue with a seven year old who probably has more active brain cells than you.

But I did paint her toenails that night when she fell asleep.

Fidget said...

I am burdened with a girly girl too. She is only 5 and infinitely exasperated by my lack of fashion sense.

speech impediments are fun in kids

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That could either work for or against her in life! (Depending on your perspective)

Mr. Mayhem has our lovely Junior obsessed with his balls. He loves to speak of them, touch them and ask to see them. Yes.....my point is....it could be worse!

Overheard: JM: "Daddy, can I see your balls?"
MM: "No."
JM: "Daddy, I have two balls in dere"

I'm very proud....so maybe we need to get your peanuss loving daughter together with my balls obsessed son.....just sayin'! :)

Karen Forest said...

Look at her...

How could she pass by a mirror and NOT say "I pretty"?

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Dorky Dad said...

Oh yeah, you're doomed. My sister WAS a tomboy. Total tomboy -- at one point she was an auto mechanic. Her daughter? Total, absolute girly girl. I consider that the funniest thing ever.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

She looks just like you and she IS PRETTY! I laughed out loud with her version of peanuts...

ewe are here said...

Oh gawd, that is so.damn.funny.

Just wait until she demands 'peanuts' in public...loudly
! ;-)

carmachu said...

Look at that pretty face....and thats hysterical. Kids always say the darndest things when they cant quite say it....

Erin said...

Awww, I love that!

I have a nearly-2-year-old girly-girl, too. She has a shoe obsession. If ours are on, she take them off. If they're off, she puts them on. She walks around in our shoes all the time.

Everything is a purse. She carries everything over her shoulder just like a purse.

I love girly-girls!

Twisted Cinderella said...

I love that Princess is a girly girl and a tomboy all wrapped up into one! I swear she will be the one in the front wearing a tiara and a toolbelt!

mamatulip said...

She will melt buttah, mark my words.

Jenny said...

Oh dayum.

KC said...

I'm such the girly girl...and Jolie is so not. She will sit on all the girly girls. I still have hope though.

tiffany said...

that may be the greatest thing ever.