I’ve spent a great deal of time instilling in my girls that above all else… they should always be true to themselves. I teach them that they are unique individuals. Just because the world goes one way… doesn’t mean that their path leads the same direction. I’m proud of them. I love them. No matter what.
Allison, age 6, came into my room the other night… demonstrating one of her many imaginative antics. She had “packed” all of her underpants into a small suitcase. She opened it showing me how neatly folded each pair was… clearly proud of herself.
“Why have you packed up all of your underpants? Why not just use the top drawer of your dresser?” I asked.
“Because this is more fun!” she answered with a grin.
I couldn’t help but laugh as I agreed with her logic. “Your right. That is more fun. Don’t ever stop being fun.”
“Mom… remember you always tell me to never stop being me.”
Wow. Talk about a moment of reflection. What I’m teaching her is actually sinking in.
Be You. Never stop.