neither here nor there
Does anyone else out there have a young daughter who is neither a tomboy nor a princess? My daughter mostly hangs out with the boys, who both fight over themselves to be near her, and assure her that she is not as strong/fast/brave as they are. I know she’d really love to have a best girl friend, but she doesn’t really share interests with the girls (mainly art and princesses) and although I think they like her fine, they don’t seek her out or stay engaged with her when she tries to join them. She thinks they don’t like her and it makes her sad. She is pretty girly in some ways – loves pink and stuffed animals and cooking and dress up, but mainly she loves science and dinosaurs and building things with legos and blocks. I was thinking maybe I could start her in an extracurricular activity where there would be likely to be girls more like her, but I’m coming up blank. I could send her toward a sport, but although she can climb like a monkey, she’s not particularly athletic and I was hoping for something she might enjoy right off the bat. Any thoughts?