L is for Lady-like

SCAN0044I grew up with a mom who often told me, “That’s not lady-like.” I understood that this was a chastisement, but it didn’t stop me from playing in mud puddles or scraping my knees. It did imbue me with a certain amount of grace to my step and manners, reflexive upright posture and consideration of others. I was never a pink girl, though you could have talked me into the above tu-tu since it was dramatic as long as I could also wear the stripes (which I still adore) and the Converses (of which I’ve had many pairs.)

My mom tried to get me to stop playing with boy’s toys, but I just played with my brother’s if she didn’t buy them. My favorite gift as a child was when the parents finally gave in one Christmas and bought me a large set of little trucks. My other favorite thing was climbing trees. I don’t think anyone could have stopped me from that, and I still steal away up into one if I get the chance.

I’m still not a shopper and I hate talking on the phone. I like dressing up but don’t take it too seriously. I never went boy crazy but I sure love my man. I don’t seem to groove on many of the things that other girls do, but I would consider myself a lady never-the-less. Whatever lady-like might be.

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About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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2 Responses to L is for Lady-like

  1. pink is something i would seldom also find myself wearing but it sure is a very lady-ish color. 🙂

    Kristine | lovetakestyne.blogspot.ca | A to Z Challenge

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    • I’ve noticed men are wearing pink more and more, and it looks nice on some of them, but I think I was very brainwashed as a child to associate it with everything feminine, so I still associate it mostly with ladies. Thanks for stopping in, sweetbraveheart!

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