Thursday, August 9, 2007

'Tis Herself

Kudos to my older daughter Cat.

My girls go to an afterschool program/dayschool which turns into a summer camp. They have been going there for 7 years.

Every summer they have a talent show. Cat is a bonafide tomboy. I haven't seen her hair out of a ponytail since Spring, she wears sports t-shirts and baseball caps every day. The hubster and I are fine with it and are hoping to get a nice juicy sports scholarship one day ; )

Cat's group decided to do a song and dance to the song "Glamorous" by Fergie. Cat was hoping for a less "girly girly song" but she went with it because her friends (none of them tomboys) voted and she wanted to be diplomatic.

Last night she confided in me that her assigned camp counselor for this activity has asked the girls to dress up girly and bring in makeup (if they wanted) for the event. Cat said that she was not comfortable wearing makeup or girly clothes (she does own some-we have some diehard relatives who insist on buying her clothes to "snap her out of this phase"). I listened and gave her some options (wear the girly clothes or wear your regular clothes..blah blah).

Cat just emerged from her bedroom true to herself; basketball t-shirt, cargo shorts, sneakers and baseball cap. I asked if she was going to still participate in the event. She said "yes, and whatever happens happens."

I am very proud


Her little sister Cal looks like a drag queen today (total opposite)

This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” -Shakespeare-Hamlet

1 comment:

Kris said...

...and we love them just the way they are!

Love, Mrs. C