For most of my life I had very few female friends... just one or two close friends that I trusted, but the rest I didn't care about at all. It's changing now that I just had a kid and men really don't have the same perspective of dealing with a newborn... so I've had to make more female friends. Guess it is a growth experience or something like that.
I totally get that... one of the reasons I've always had male friends is because they would go hiking with me and not complain about everything. I am a bit girly at home - I like dresses and doing my hair, but I love the wilderness too and the dirt and grime that comes with it. Luckily I found a partner who loves the outdoors as much as I do, and having a newborn, we are waiting for the days when he can hold his head up long enough to be in a baby backpack. The men I talk to about this think it is great - even the pediatrician is all for taking a baby backpacking. The women I know? They are mortified.*
Originally Posted by sbhikes
*ETA: the exception to this is the women in my new hometown in Wyoming - which is very outdoor-oriented. The women here are kick-ass... and bring their kids on week-long trips into the Winds for fun. That's what I aspire to. My friends & family back in the midwest think it's crazy.
Last edited by Jen AlcesAlces; 07-27-2012 at 03:57 PM.
Jen, former Midwesterner, living in the middle of nowhere.