Surviving Parenthood with Doodles, Art, Bright Colors, and Good Vibes (mostly)

Breaking in Bows

Breaking in Bows

Kids are weird, but in the most awesome ways. This weirdness is the purest form of self expression. Frankly, it’s a shame that at some point almost all of us, inevitably as a result of social pressure (ugh…I’ve been there), stop letting our proverbial “freak flags” fly. My son, for example, is an absolute wild man. A spider monkey of sorts. When he dances, he breakdances. He puts his hands on the ground and lifts his legs in the air. I have absolutely no idea where he learned this, as literally no one in our families has even an ounce of dance skill. He’s improving with every day – alternating his legs and lifting them higher. Maybe I watched a lot of So You Think You Can Dance while I was pregnant or breastfeeding? Eh…not likely. But what else does he love to do? Every day he asks to wear my daughter’s hair bows. So this morning, I watched my hilarious little dude practice his breakdancing moves while wearing cute little bows in his hair (which isn’t really long enough for bows, but it’s adorable anyway). What a joyful and hilarious guy! (If you read this when you’re older, I hope you aren’t embarrassed). I don’t believe in stifling my kids. Want to wear hair bows? Go for it. You be you! In my mind, I’d be harming them more if I said they couldn’t do or try something. I hope my kids always let their true colors shine though (thank you, Cyndi Lauper). Embrace the weirdness. Weirdness is uniqueness, and uniqueness makes this world go ’round.



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