Comments: Priss V. Tom

You better hope she outgrows it before some of these other girls kick her ass, Cat

posted by catfish on August 14, 2005 10:28 PM

I'd like to think I'm doing a little more than sitting back and hoping, though I must say, THAT has never been a concern, not where I live.

Also, although I fear she may come off as snobby at times, her classmates do not seem to think so. She has been friends with them for going on five years.

It is her inability to integrate into new surroundings that concerns me... That, and the fear that the entire lot of 'em are going to turn into head bobbling prisspots.

posted by Key on August 14, 2005 10:53 PM

As a person who prefers quality to quantity in my friendships..I would say that you really don't have too much to worry about. I was/am socially awkward and crowds of people just bother me. But the friends I do have scattered across the US are true, blue, neverending friends.

My daughter is the same age as yours and I worry that she's going to be too much of a tomboy being surrounded by all these guys. I worry that she doesn't get to explore her 'femaleness' enough...

So, I sat down with her one day to play Barbies...and she started karate chopping with them in their evening gowns. That was so funny!

But, I've seen the little priss come out in her a little more over the last year or so. I kind of quit worrying when she insisted upon getting her ears pierced for her 8th birthday.

Don't sweat the small stuff.

posted by Kelly on August 15, 2005 08:54 AM

The fine line between guidance and pushing is your tightrope. She will be what she will be, probably more like her mother than you might wish.

posted by james old guy on August 15, 2005 09:55 AM

I "guess" I'm lucky... My girl never had too much priss in her. That got to be too much of a clique thing for her. She was a little tomboyish, and that got to be "not cool" to. Now, I think she's tryin' to find out who she is, or maybe, who she want's to be. I'm confident that she'll do fine. She irritates me sometimes, but whay youngin's don't?

Now, I just have one question. And that is, Kelly, just exactly what in the hell did you mean about "doesn't get to explore her 'femaleness' enough"? Karate choppin' Barbies in their evenin' gowns is "femaleness"?

Come to think of it, I reckon that ain't far off from the truth. ;)

posted by RedNeck on August 23, 2005 08:55 PM
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