Houston we have a problem! There is no doubt that Drew is a boy’s boy. He has no interests that are even slightly unisex. It’s sports 24/7, he pretty much has zero interest in girls or girls’ activities (with one minor girl exception) and he seems to relate to the male parties in our family WAY more than the female ones. It’s pretty much been this way since birth. So you can imagine my joy with having a girl. But Houston we have a problem!
Gabby idolizes her brother. She wants to play with him all the time. She wants to do everything he wants to do. She wants to wear the clothes he wants to wear. And with every passing day, I feel the pinkalicious slipping away. I even find her relating more to other boys because that’s what’s familiar to her.
I have tried infusing every bit of princess power, pink paraphernalia, and girly gear but I feel her slipping away. Today while walking through the Nordstrom’s shoe section, a section where most women find their female spirit, she was singing Bear Down! I feel as though I’m on an estrogen island all by myself in this house.
So this is my plea, frankly I’m downright begging…anyone who dare bring anything into my house, with Gabby in mind, please make sure it is girly and pink. It’s a requirement. The fact that she feels more comfortable handling a hockey stick than a purse is disturbing.
Ok, ok I may be exaggerating a bit. She does have a strong inclination for shoes, mainly BOOOOOOOOT. She does love all her baby dolls and her kitchen. All very promising facts to this sad story. But that just goes to show at what a critical place we are here. This story can go south so easily. I’m hanging on by a thread. I’m elevating this situation to a code pink emergency situation. Hopefully we will come out on the right side of the situation – the pink side!