10 things you'll only remember if you grew up a tomboy
GET DOWN FROM THAT TREE.
We'd love to believe that we all grew up perfect little princesses, but the truth is many of us, particularly those who grew up with a pack of brothers, remember the good old days of being a grubby tomboy, and it certainly had it's charm.
Here's a few things you'll ONLY remember if you grew up a tomboy:
- Wanting to play with just boys - not that there's anything wrong with playing with those weird fake kitchens or ironing boards, but the boy games were just more fun! Yes, there was a greater risk of getting injured... but that's the fun of it.
- Trying out for the street hockey team and being the only girl to make it (much to the dismay of your older brother) - not only did you have the best skills on your FX bauers you'd CRUSH it on the ramps, bring back 'The Mighty Ducks'.
- Wearing only old tracksuits that belong to one or all of your brothers/cousins - dresses just would not do (much to the dismay of your mother).
- Developing serious crushes on the boys but being firmly friend-zoned - this is probably due to the aforementioned fashion.
- Playing Warhammer and loving every minute of it - although the brothers always got to be the cool Orcs and you had to be the British cavalry, painting the little figurines gave you all the happiness in the world.
Credit - Warhammer wiki
- Knowing every WWE wrestling move - yes you were usually the one that the brothers practiced on, but you could still deliver a mean People's Elbow and The Walls of Jerico was your specialty.
- Your mother screaming at you constantly - the boys were roughhousing and you were in constant danger just STOP IT.
- Being confused for a boy - hang on a second, we didn't want to BE boys (not that there's anything wrong with that) we just liked mucking about with them, there was that unfortunate haircut when we were 8 which caused a ton of confusion but we moved past it.
- People questioning your obsession with sport - this was particularly tough during that drop-off zone period, being a 15 or 16-year-old girl and explaining you had a tournament or a match and couldn't go to the party was ALWAYS met with confusion. That still stands to this day.
- Still wanting to be pretty - just because you were/are a tomboy doesn't mean you don't like nice traditionally 'girly' things, our best friends are girls, we love makeup and traditional 'girly' things. We could probably just kick your a** in a fake wrestling match (couch cushions as ropes).