Here’s my cool kid, always wanting to wear momma’s shades.
The question is, do I want her to be “the cool kid” when she’s older? I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately. We always want our children to be better off than we were, but I have to admit, I kind of hope she’s a nerd.
Although I got along with nearly everyone in school, I was a tall, goofy-looking nerd (and no, you can’t see the pictures to prove it). And you know what? I think I’m better off because of it. I have more compassion for people who don’t fit in, and I endured many “character-building” situations.
So, what is your hope for your children? That they’re a popular member of the in-crowd or their own unique person, whether that makes them a nerd or not?