Monday, January 09, 2006

For my girls....

There's a lot of Blah feelings going around, I saw this years ago, and held onto it.
Hope if makes some of you smile.

On Being a Girl

You were born a daughter.

You looked up to your mother.
You looked up to your father.
You looked up at everyone.

You wanted to be a princess.
You thought you were a princess.

You wanted to own a horse.
You wanted to be a horse.
You wanted your dad to be a horse.

You wanted to wear pink.
You never wanted to wear pink.

You wanted to be a veterinarian.
You wanted to be president.
You wanted to be the president's veterinarian.

You were picked last for the team.
You were the best one on the team.
You refused to be on the team.

You wanted to be good in Algebra.
You hid during algebra.

You wanted the boys to notice you.
You were afraid the boys would notice you.

You started to get acne.
You started to get breasts.
You started to get acne that was bigger than your breasts.

You wouldn't wear a bra.
You couldn't wait to wear a bra.
You couldn't fit into a bra.

You didn't like the way you looked.
You didn't like the way your parents looked.
You didn't want to grow up.

You had your first best friend.
You had your first date.

You had your second best friend.
You had your second first date.

You spent hours on the telephone.

You got kissed.
You got to kiss back.

You went to the prom.
You didn't go to the prom.
You went to the prom with the wrong person.

You spent hours on the telephone.

You fell in love.
You fell in love.
You fell in love.

You lost your best friend.
You lost your other best friend.

You really fell in love.

You became a steady girlfriend.

You became a significant other.

You became significant to yourself.

Sooner or later you start taking yourself seriously.
You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest.
You know what to get worked up about, and what to get rid of.
And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself.
To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete.
Because you know it's never too late to have a life.
And it's never to late to change one.

9 comments:

berly02 said...

That was good.
Very good indeed.

yrautca said...

Yaaaayyy. Here’s to being a woman. Oops I forgot I had signed in as yrautca and not PP. damn!

Princess Pessimism said...

STOP Yrautca...LOL! It's flattering that you want to BE me, but honestly, you're okay who you are!!! LOL!

Hernesto G said...

I can summarize being a woman in one gerund phrase:

"looking for a father figure"

rawbean said...

I like your little buddies who post over here Princess P.

Good post too!

Lindsey said...

Awwww. That was sweet. Very thoughtful PP.

Princess Pessimism said...

Hernesto - PLEASE!!! Men are looking for a woman to me a mom...not a girlfriend.

Rawbean - Arent they fun???

Linny - LOL!...you're funny

Hernesto G said...

some are, the lame ones. others are looking for a woman to protect and be a father figure to. like a real man!

Hernesto G said...

like me, i'm looking for a woman who when her ex-boyfriend calls her i can track him down, bring like 5 goons, crack his jaw (no more phone calls) and break his fingers (so he can't type on the internets). then i'll go brag to my jabronis!