Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What Were You Made Of?


Among the books I owned as a child was a volume of nursery rhymes. That book included the following verse.

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails,
And puppy-dogs' tails;
That's what little boys are made of.

What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice,
And all that's nice;
That's what little girls are made of.

As a child, I found frogs and snails repugnant and I was afraid of dogs. On  the other hand, I loved sugar and spice. Also, I preferred things that were nice versus things that were not so nice, which often seemed to be preferred by my male contemporaries.

I was a little girl, but I did not know it. Luckily, I figured it out after I grew up to be a big girl.


  1. Dear Stana,
    When I look back I feel the same as you...I always identify myself with women...but I couldn't accept it...because society and family environment...now a days I feel so happy !I am a woman!
    Maria Victoria

  2. Great observation! I also loved pretty things, being around girls and my mom and aunts and doing what they did. As opposed to contact sports, getting dirty, etc -- things that boys did.

  3. yes the whole dilemia of being torn between being male and or going the oppisite and wishing and wnating to be a girl that is still the real problem inside many males are really just little girls who want to be the smae on the outside and i really know that i too should be a girl and why ot i mean girls get to be cute pretty and nice and get to wear such wonderful cloths oh how i wnat that oh please!