YOU - THEN AND NOW.

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@Kandae11 (27099)
July 9, 2017 11:57am CST
When you were a little girl, did you prefer playing with your brother's toy cars or train sets instead of dolls? Did you climb trees and play rough sports or were you a girly girl? And now that you are an adult - have you changed much? It is expected that boys would get dirty, climb trees, hunt and fish - preferred activities to sitting at home reading a book or working on a science project. So men - were you the outdoor type or the bookworm? - and have you changed much? I remember myself being quiet and meditative as a child. I liked reading, dolls and the outdoors - but I wouldn't climb a tree. Today I still like to read - and wear nice feminine clothes - I hardly ever wear pants.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Jul
As a child I did all manner of everything really. Nothing phased me about any sort of climbing trees or anything else I could climb. I was not a tomboy but hung out with my bro a lot. I never had Barbie dolls, but all my sisters did. But that was only because there was less money with my parents to by such things when I was little. I would guess I am much the same..
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
Did they allow you to play with their Barbies - or you weren't interested?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Jul
@Kandae11 As I said the reason was money was tight Kandase..it was fine.
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• United States
9 Jul
I guess I was more of a tomboy than a girlie girl even though I loved dolls and pushing them around in their carriages. But, I did enjoy playing with my brother and his friends, riding bikes, fishing and climbing trees. I didn't mind getting dirty at all but we grew up in the country which might have made a difference. Nowadays I'm probably less of a tomboy but I do like pants and being comfortable. I did dress up when I went to work but now that Im retired I go for comfort.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
You were balanced, you enjoyed a bit of everything. Kids definitely run around more when living in the country.
@allknowing (55810)
• India
10 Jul
I have not changed one bit I was an extrovert when I was a kid always belling the cat while at school and this continues even now.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
You are one who likes to stand out in a crowd, is that correct?
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@allknowing (55810)
• India
10 Jul
@Kandae11 I am a doer.
@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
9 Jul
i played with boys more than with girls. spent more time climbing trees than dolls :)
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
Yes, you were a tomboy.
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@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
9 Jul
@Kandae11 i am, lol
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@DaddyEvil (22403)
• United States
10 Jul
I am having some difficulty remembering when I was a little girl, Kandase... I don't recall too many times my memories have been totally wiped out, either.... Well, unless you count that one time... OH! And that other time when... Oh, there was also that time when.... Hmmm... I don't recall ever being a little girl, Kandase. (You can ignore everything in that first para. Thank you!) I climbed trees, rode horses and bikes, hiked and swam. Usually with a book not too far from whatever else I was doing. I also spend days curled in a corner somewhere just quietly reading.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
Very funny @DaddyEvil - now that we have both had a good laugh, I suspected you would have done those things you mentioned during your childhood years.
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@pgntwo (21746)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
10 Jul
Umm... You last para reminds me of this old chestnut...
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@Kandae11 (27099)
11 Jul
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@just4him (92290)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jul
I wouldn't call myself a girly girl, not a tomboy either, but I did like my dolls and I did climb some low branch trees a time or two. With my fear of heights it would need to be the ultimate in safe for me to climb. So a little of both probably, and no, I haven't changed, though I don't play with dolls any longer. I did and do love to read however, that never changed.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
You were in between. I also have a fear of heights and love reading - and I don't play with dolls anymore, I make them for sale.
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@just4him (92290)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jul
@Kandae11 I bet you enjoy dressing them though while you're making them for sale. I've seen some of them you've posted here and they are gorgeous.
• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Jul
When I was a kid I liked to play sports, I liked reading and singing, climbing trees, and writing. I also liked playing house, playing with my kitchen and doing dolls hair. To be honest, I am not much different now as far as liking a variety of things. I don't wear dresses or skirts but I wear jeans and pretty shirts usually. =)
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
You were an all rounder - that's very good.
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9 Jul
I don't know what else a western people wear if girls thier won't wear pants? What is other dress you wear if you don't wear pants?
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
Skirts and dresses.
9 Jul
@Kandae11 ohk. Thats nice :) but even though pants is for men, pants for females are stiched for females style then why dont you opt for wearing pants its feminine dress
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
@Sherwinmrtn They are still pants - women do look great in them, but personally my preference would be dresses and skirts.
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Jul
I used to climb trees and climb over walls and roller skate @Kandae11, I think I spent all my energy then because now I am a much calmer adult and prefer reading for hours if I could find time.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
Climb over walls. Glad that you are much calmer now.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Jul
@Kandae11 yep, if a ball or something went over a wall, I would climb over that wall to go get it. I was a wild child . I would probably get stuck on a wall now, that's if I even made it half way up one
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
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@jobelbojel (5137)
• Philippines
11 Jul
I was the outdoorsy type when I was a kid. I had scratches on my skin because of outdoor games. When I grew up, I focused on school works.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
11 Jul
A quite natural transformation.
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• Philippines
11 Jul
@Kandae11 Another reason why I stayed indoors that time I was skinny and wore a huge spectacles. I only go out when my friends play volleyball.
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• Preston, England
10 Jul
I used to secretely read my sister's girl's magazines
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
Really!
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• Preston, England
10 Jul
@Kandae11 Yes Jackie magazine had some good features on bands and some very good comic strips too
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@Hate2Iron (7345)
• Canada
9 Jul
Now that I think about it, I was quite the bizarre mixture... I read, played with dolls, liked to go exploring and picking worms with my dad.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
Even now I hate seeing worms - one of the reasons why I never tried fishing when I was a child.
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@Hate2Iron (7345)
• Canada
12 Jul
@Kandae11 I don't think that I ever put a worm on a hook... but I had no problem collecting them! I still can't believe that I did that!
• Philippines
10 Jul
Hahahahaha I have done everything... Except climbing the trees... Because I grew up in a city... So we climb walls. Though I live playing with my cousins (boys) I still love to bring my dolls with me, my diary and pen. I start reading novels when I was 12.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
11 Jul
The important thing is having had a nice childhood - whether we played and got dirty or sat quietly with a book.
@Ithink (6797)
• United States
10 Jul
I guess I was more a tomboy, then again we lived in a neighborhood in the country, horses and all and out of all the kids there was only me and another girl and the rest boys. She was way to girlie girlie for me. I did everything that the boys did and probably got them in more trouble then not. LOL! I loved growing up in the country. Even today I love, fishing, getting dirty and please give me jeans and a T-shirt over dressy clothes. Friends say I clean up good when I go out thou. However I am more a homebody then not. Growing up my one thing I did do with a passion and still do is read and crafts.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
Definitely more of a tomboy, There is so much for children to do in the country- who wants to stay indoors? Good that you like to read and work with your hands.
@DianneN (59691)
• United States
10 Jul
I was a bit of both as a child, because I have two brothers. Today, I'm myself. All girly girl. Lol!
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@Kandae11 (27099)
10 Jul
I have one brother who was and still is a bookworm. Yes, I am still a girly girl.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul
I never had any brothers, so couldn't play with their toys. I was a 'tomboy' though, always outdoors, climbing trees etc. Today I'm still not 'girly', have very little interest in purses and shoes etc.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
I liked playing outdoors, but never liked getting dirty , and I am still very 'girly'.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Jul
I was sort of in between the outdoor and bookish type. I always read a lot, but my summers were spent running around a small town and pastures in west Texas, fishing, hunting and shooting.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
Your activities sound balanced - that's good.
@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
9 Jul
I was a bookworm, who liked dolls but was very much of a tomboy and loved riding my bike and things like that.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
You were everything. That's good - a well balanced childhood.
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@marlina (62364)
• Canada
9 Jul
I know for sure that I was not a tomboy. I did ride my bike, played badminton, dolls stuff, played Chinese Checkers and Chinese marbles, Monopoly. I also read a lot and wrote little stories.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
I still like Chinese Checkers - if only I could find someone who would play it with me.
@TRBRocks420 (62315)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Jul
I wear pants myself and, love sports lol.
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@Kandae11 (27099)
9 Jul
I know you do - wrestling is the main one I think .
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