Today is Wacky-Tacky Day at school. The kids were encouraged to have crazy miss-matched clothes and funky hair. My son, Brock decided he wanted not only for his hair to be spiked, but for me to put PINK hair spray in his hair. He LOVED it. He wore his pants backwards. He had one running shoe on and one church dress shoe (and promised he could walk just fine). He wore a Pilot's shirt backwards and a HUGE smile.
(BTW: Kiera was cute too. Totally teased hair, braided hair, pink hair... and clothes that were completely Over The Top - think polka-dots, stripes, plaids, leopard print, etc!)
So why did another mom judge him? SERIOUSLY! Judge me, I can totally handle it... judge my children in front of me? You better HOLD ON TIGHT!
FYI: Boys wearing pink will NOT and does NOT determine their sexual identity. For that matter: boys choosing to dance or enjoy typically female activities won't either. Same thing goes for girls... they can play any sport or wear whatever clothes they want. No my son did NOT ask to wear a dress to school, but do you know what... if he had... I would have been perfectly okay with that. If that isn't wacky-tacky, what is?
Maybe if we allowed our children to express themselves a little more and we were more accepting of them, we would allow them to grow up in LOVE not judgement. Then our children could make a difference and change the world. Instead, we force them into traps of failure... expectations that suit us, not them.
Why can't we love every child for who they are, not who we want to make them be.
To THAT mom: I choose to LOVE. I choose to embrace my children's personalities. I choose to guide them in the right direction without stifling their creativity and awesomeness.
"So the moral of this story is: Who are you to judge?
There's only one true judge, and that's God
So chill, and let my Father do His job"
~ Salt-n-Pepa "None of Your Business"
BTW: Your child... the one you didn't allow to have pink hair... was TOTALLY jealous! ;-)