when you were a kid do you think your parents wanted you to be the opposite sex of what you are now? I am a female, but my parents dresses me more like a boy then they did a girl. I had short hair until I was a teenager and my parents would dress me in overalls a lot or jeans and those collard shirts with the wide stripes in the middle. I played sports growing up, but I also went hiking a lot and fishing a lot with my dad. I am 37 years old and I am not a girly girl like most females. I have long hair, but I rarely get dressed up and I never go to get my hair and nails done unless I am almost dragged their. When I was a child my parents rarely put me in dresses and skirts.