Like I said I when I was growing up I was a Tomboy and dresses/skirts/dolls/Jewelery and makeup didn’t appeal to me. I wasn’t against those things, I was occasionally required to wear a dress or skirt usually for family do’s etc and that didn’t really bother me. It was sometimes uncomfortable and made me feel uneasy and not myself so it’s not a choice I would have made on my own. sometimes the outfit could be made a bit more boyish by adding a denim jacket or a sports cap and badges then it didn’t feel so bad.
School was not a problem, it was a mixed primary with no uniform rules so everyone wore their everyday clothes which is a blessing cos most of my dresses/skirts where home-made. I remember one time my NEW DRESS !!! was made from some old livingroom curtains and actually I thought at the time it was quite grown up but god it was ichty…lol
I was most comfortable in jeans/shorts/t-shirts and tank tops and of course you could go topless at that age like the boys and no one would bat an eyelid 🙂
Dolls/prams and tea sets were not my thing and I would soon lose interest but I did have a favourite doll at one point. She must have been a hand me down because she was old and battered with scruffy cropped hair, but I adored her. One morning it must have been my birthday or something I got up and she was nowhere to be found. I was given a brand new doll, similar looking but BRAND NEW and I hated it . I cried and screamed that I wanted my baby back and throw the new one away but I never did get her back ;_( I know now that it was done with the best intentions but at around the age of six you just don’t want to know or understand.
I was happiest in jeans and t-shirt with a ball, a conker on a string, a sling shot ,toy gun, bow and arrows set and marbles jangling around in my pockets … oh and of course my shiny red CHOPPER BIKE.
OH HAPPY DAYS 🙂
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