*This is a Stream of Consciousness post
When I have to stop writing a post for some reason, I have the hardest time getting back into it. I suppose it's possible, but yet to be done. I spent an hour or so on the post below, but I just can't get myself to finish it or get to the point or totally re-do it. So I'll just give you the raw words anyway. I'd hate for the time I spent to go to "waste."
Without further ado...
How to Be a Woman
Yesterday I had a wonderful day at a new friend's baby shower. I'm loving that I'm finally getting to know people after living in Washington State for a few years now. Talking to strangers is totally worth it.
The first part of the baby shower was "GIRLS ONLY." Most of my life I have scoffed at "girls only" or "boys only" things. I've always thought that the genders were EQUAL, simple as that, and it just isn't fair to not include people just because they are a different gender than you.
Now part of that was probably because I've always been what is commonly referred to as a "tomboy." I've always loved sports and building things and I'm extremely competitive. I've never been much of a fan of carrying around a purse or wearing makeup or chatting with my girlfriends. But I do still occasionally wear dresses and I have absolutely adored Hello Kitty ever since I was 12. I have even have a tattoo of a unicorn on my shoulder. :D
Being a quiet person, though, I've rarely been included in playing sports or video games or grueling labor, which has only intensified feelings of being "left out." Those are things I really love to do.
So you can imagine how I feel when I hear something is only for men or only for females.
But, since I've had my second son, I've started to feel a little different. I was a single mom when my first son was a baby, and I had always envisioned that men are just as capable to care for kids as women are. And I think they are, but they seem to have a completely different way to go about it. I've never seen a guy care for a kid the way I would.
It threw me off at first, when my second son was born. I expected Nebberz to do the same things as me, because I know he's my equal. But it was SO different.
So I've been questioning this "gender equality" thing recently, and I went to the baby shower with more of an open mind.
The first part of the babyshower was belly dancing. That pretty much explains why it was girls only, lol.