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10 ways my daughter out-girls me

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I was never much of a girly girl growing up, and I remain a relatively ungirly woman to this day. I don't know how to do a cartwheel, which partially explains why I opted to be the football manager in high school instead of a cheerleader. On the rare occasions when I wear eye shadow, I smudge it on with my finger. I even hated the color pink - until my first daughter was born.

Unlike her mother, she is as girly as they get. Since an early age she's been aware of my femininity deficit, so she patiently provides guidance and encouragement with a gentle, "Mom, your mustache is showing," or "Wow, that top would be cute with some real pants" whenever she sees me struggling with my unwieldy X chromosomes. She did manage to turn me around on the pink thing, but that's about where her influence ends; try as she might to help me out in the girly-ness department, her well-intentioned beauty and fashion advice is no match for my lifetime of neglect.

10 ways my daughter is more girly than me

I was inspired today by Stasha's Monday Listicles prompt on The Good Life, 10 Beauty Tools or Products you can't live without. Clearly I don't own 10 whole beauty products, and I don't know how to use the ones I do have, so I'm counting my one can't-live-without-it item as my daughter. Maybe one day some of her style will rub off on me - but until then, Lord knows she'll tell me when I need some help.


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22 comments:

Stasha said...

My son kindly points out my tash too. Oy! I am getting a fancy hat to fix my hair too! Why did i never think of that??

Robbie K said...

My yr old son is more critical f my appearance than the daughter. Yesterday he told me I was wearing granny pants. <<They were cute dark brown capri pants.

Abby Heugel said...

I think I was much more girly when I was your daughter's age than I am know. Let's pretend it's because I'm much wiser and comfortable with myself instead of busy, lazy and frugal, now shall we?

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I never thought of myself as a "hat person," but I might have to start seriously considering it.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Oh man, I would be in deeeep trouble at your house!

SocialButterflyMom said...

"ALL the jewelry, tic tacs, colors." :)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I laughed out loud at this, especially the hooker eyes. Yet another post-worthy line! :D

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Maybe that's it! Come to think of it, I did used to have a giant pink sun hat I insisted on wearing everywhere, so maybe I was a *little* girly.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

She's not a girl who appreciates moderation. :)

Karen said...

your daughter has a great fashion sense. thankfully my son hasn't noticed when my facial hair is starting to show...I'm sure that will happen soon.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I think kids pointing it out is as universal and unavoidable as the facial hair itself - good luck!

Colletta said...

I love your list and can so relate! I have two girls ages 11 and 6 and I think they out do me in the girly department also. Especially my youngest :)

Here's my listicle;

http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2013/06/listicles-beauty-products-61013.html



Colletta

shannon said...

I was ecstatic when I found out that I was pregnant with a boy - I may have had Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony, but everything else was GI Joe, Star Wars and Transformers. I would have had NO CLUE what to do with a girl. As it is, at 16, our clothes are now interchangeable so I only buy girly stuff when I don't want it to get borrowed and put back smelling like Axe body spray ;)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I was nervous about having a girl, too, but luckily beneath the sequins she's tough as nails. I know *exactly* what you mean about the Axe, though - my clothes might not smell like it, but if it isn't closely policed the rest of the house would. ;)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

They have so much energy for ponies and glitter, don't they?? Thanks for stopping by!

Mackenzie@Raising Wild Things said...

I could have written this! Love it.

Kate Hall said...

Oh, I'm so with you on the beauty stuff. I don't even know how to properly apply most of the items out there. I comb my hair when I wash it and moisturize my face after a shower. That's about it. Maybe some concealer for the handbags under my eyes. My 4yo is out-girling me too. She runs around in pink tutus and wild hair accessories and I have the studs, small hoops or, most often (because my daughter lost them all), no earrings in my ears. :-)

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

I had to switch to stud earrings and no other jewelry when I became a mom and gained my healthy fear of having stuff ripped off my body. The makeup? I have no excuse, but I hate it, and I don't wear it. I make up for it with a weird lotion addiction (still boring, cheap lotion though, so as not to wreck my non-girly rep).

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Glad I'm not the only one! :D

Rory Bore said...

no idea where my comment went.
is it perfect irony that my daughter interrupted my comment typing to ask me to show her how to put my Chanel eyeshadow on her Style Me Barbie Head? And I am sure I spy my Lancome lip gloss in her box of Barbie beauty products too.

Amy at Funny is Family said...

I don't need my daughter to point out my moustache since it can be seen from space, but I would like her to keep an eye on that one rogue neck hair. Usually I just tweeze it when I can feel it blowing in the breeze.

Robyn of HollowTreeVentures said...

Sounds like your main problem is that you only have one - once you sprout two more you can more easily contain them in a manageable braid. Of course you'll need your daughter's help to braid them; that's where the therapy comes in.

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