3.22.2010

Top 10 Reasons I love being a GIRL



You probably don't want to know where the inspiration for this post came from. But, I will tell you anyway (it's MY blog, remember?) - My period this month was horrendous. I always think it's lame when women call into work because of cramps, but I seriously considered it this time. They've gotten progressively worse over the last few months (I'm blaming it on stress). You may be thinking, TMI, but stay with me....I promise I'm going somewhere.

I was curled up in a ball, whining and asking the hubs if he would kindly shoot me in the ovaries, when I realized that even through all that, I would never trade being a girl for anything. Ever.


I love being a girl. Here are a few reasons why being a girl rocks:

10. Periods - Okay, this might seem counterproductive after when I just wrote above, but think about it. We have the ability to use this sacred time of the month to our advantage (doesn't mean we should, just that we can). I get more massages from the hubs, he's more sensitive, and I have a perfectly valid excuse to be a b*#$% and consume as much chocolate as I see fit. Plus, we get out of doing a lot because of cramps.

9. Make-Up - If you're a guy, and you're ugly - sorry about your luck. You're screwed. But us girls have the ability to mask our flaws with make-up. I refuse to leave the house without putting my face on first (you can all thank me later for that), and I feel very blessed to be able to do so. Plus, I loooove lip gloss!


8. High Heels - I wouldn't classify myself as a 'shoe girl' - I don't own a lot of shoes, and most days my shoes are pretty run-of-the-mill practical. But I LOVE a great high heel. They have the ability to make me feel sexier, skinnier, taller, and more confident. That's a pretty talented shoe right there!


7. Purses - I also wouldn't say I'm a 'bag girl' either. I've had the same purse for years. But, we have an excuse to carry all our crap with us wherever we go, and always be prepared. If guys did this, well....they wouldn't get away with it.


6. Dresses - No better way to instantly and easily feel feminine than to slip on a dress. I love flowing summer dresses. My favorite.


5. Emotions - We women can wear our emotions on our sleeves and not get made fun of. We can cry through a sappy movie without turning in our 'man card' and no man could cry his way out of a speeding ticket!


4. Girl Talk - You know, that blubbering jibberish that takes places, saying nothing at all, but knowing exactly what we mean. It's essential to every woman.



3. Wearing men's clothes - We can wear our guys' stuff and be called sexy (and it's so comfy!). It doesn't go the other way around.

2. Double Standards - Okay, I might agree that it's not fair, but since it goes in my favor, I won't put up a fight! Many more women have gotten promotions, free stuff, sugar daddy's, compliments, and hand-outs simply for being women. I'm not ashamed to admit I've used this card in my favor a time or two. Or three. =]
(I know this is an opposing double standard, but I thought it was too funny!)


1. Life span - Face the facts: Us fabulous women live longer. Perhaps because we are so fabulous:



There are other reasons I love being a girl, but I'll stop there. I wanna hear what you come up with!



37 comments:

Lourie said...

Facial hair. Yeah we get it later in life, but they are down right scruffy.

the freedom to scream (like a girl) at spiders and other things that crawl

being pregnant. I am not a huge fan of it, but there is nothing on this earth like it.

There's a few I can think of. ;)

Ramsey Revell said...

Amen! Wouldn't change it for anything...it's kinda nice to be catereed to!

Jessica said...

I love this post! There is that week of each month where I think being a girl sucks but then I remember all the benefits :)

Jackie said...

Those are all really good. I love all things feminine. :)

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Love this list! The cartoon was hilarious!!! Hmm...I love being a girl because I'm my Daddy's little girl and that rocks!

hotpants™ said...

Life span? Ha! I love it.

Those high heels are very similar to a pair I have from Nina.

Welcome to SITS. We're happy to have you.

Daisygirl said...

so laughing at your number 10!!!! haha!
And love that you put in there that girls can wear guys clothes but not really the other way around..well they can but then its just funny!

Ya I like being a girl too! Boys are stinky!

Dalia (Generation X Mom) said...

Shoot me in the ovaries...too funny! You are so right, I would never want to be a guy!

Queenie Jeannie said...

We can get our hair done and our nails done too!!! I call dibs on the worst periods EVER though - ugh!

Welcome to the SITS community!

Linda said...

LOVE your list. I feel the same way. Sorry you don't fel the same about the neti pot. Crazy pot.

Love your blog. You have a new follower.

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I loved this post. I too thank the heavens for my periods these days. I'll be 45 on Sunday and know that I won't be having them much longer and I'm not relishing the thought of menopause.

I would add to your list jewelry and using your status as a woman to get men to do your dirty work (LOL! I'm so guilty of this)

Almost Crunchy said...

Found you through SITS and it was a great way to end my day! You had me at Heels. Being vertically challenged, I need all the help I can get. Short men, they are on their own...well, most of them.

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Happy Saturday Sits Day!

Rona's Home Page said...

In my house,as the only girl, it gets me out of some yucky, tiring jobs. My two guys were the ones that had to remove and dispose of all the dead cats on our old property.
They've been the ones to do all the heavy lifting, loading and unloading in our many moves.
And I never get grief when I want to do a redo in a room.

Libby said...

Oh how true life is.
I think my favorite is the high heels. As much as I always say something along those lines, I think "talented" is the perfect adjective.
Oh and I LOVE the double Standard comic.

ranndomized said...

These are great points - I never thought of it this way before. I don't categorize myself as a girlie-girl, so I've never given any thought as to why it's awesome to be a chick :-D I was planning to add eating chocolate to your #10, but was relieved to see that you beat me to it LOL!

MommieDaze said...

Yay for being a girl! Love dresses and high heels. I'm the only girl in a house full of boys. It's great.

Sandy said...

What a fun post! It's true, being a girl is fabulous!

Saucy B said...

I'll agree with you all around on these! As for the P pain, I get you on that. There have been times i've had to leave work for a little while because I couldn't to do anything but to lay in the fetal position until my motrin kicked in and they passed.

happy SITS day!

Mellisa Rock said...

Stopping by for your SITS Day - this is fabulous! I love that picture of handbags and about spit my coffee out at the opposing double standard - so true and funny!

Mariposa said...

Thanks for this list! Sometimes I tend to focus on the negative. These are all definitely great things about being a woman. Blessings on you day! :)

LBDDiaries said...

This was great. I love being able to say, "Honey, can you open this for me" and he feels like a big dog 'cause he did! I also love perfume and cologne and lotions and nail polish!!!

Kristi said...

Hmmm, I love so many things about being a girl:

1. Sharing a cup of tea or dishing over a glass of wine with a good girlfriend.

2. Being a mommy hero - my girls think I'm the best thing ever. How is that for an ego boost?

3. Getting to feel life grow inside you - sometimes amazing, sometimes not so pleasant.

thetwentiesroar said...

Oops forgot to include the link! http://www.ted.com/talks/eve_ensler_embrace_your_inner_girl.html

Enjoy!

Young Wife said...

Cute post! Stopping by from SITS.

Karen Peterson said...

Today's the WRONG day for me to agree with #10. I hate to admit it but I did call in sick to work today because of cramps. I NEVER do that, though!

I love the rest of your list. Well, except the double standards, which usually work against me...

Untypically Jia said...

LOL at the double standards!

Mariah said...

Boobs! Ours are pretty and serve a pupose!! :)

Fresh Mommy said...

Totally agree with all of those reasons... Wooo Hoo for women! :)

~Tabitha

panamamama said...

Very good list! :) Visiting from SITS.

ilanarose said...

I'll put pedicures on the list. If a guy has gnarly toes there is little he can do about it. But we just swipe on some hot pink polish and— Voila! Beautiful tootsies!

dysblogger said...

As nuts as it MIGHT seem... yeah, I found myself thinking through this approximately...um... I guess three weeks ago while I was sitting on the couch with my ice cream. (*sigh*... note to self, stop by the store and get some more so I have it on hand...)

:-)

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I love your list. I agree, lip gloss rocks!

Happy SITS Day!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Brandy said...

Great List! There are definitely a few more things that I would add like being pregnant and being a mommy...nothing else like it.

Missy said...

What a great list! I guess you won't be worrying about those cramps anytime soon. =)

Stopping by from SITS.

Anonymous said...

How ironic that the #1 reason you love being a girl is that we live longer... So sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Multiple orgasms!

Plus being kicked in the balls doesnt seem fun! Haha

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