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My little boy teaches me many things.
He teaches me the importance of not caring what other people think. He acts like himself no matter who is around. He never pretends to be something he is not.
He paints his nails more than I wish he would, but I don't stop him.
He just likes the colors.
He teaches me about treating others they way you would like to be treated. He says his friends know that he's a "Tom-girl" and they don't care. He says he doesn't care what his friends like or don't like he just knows he likes them.
He likes things that sparkle.
Yesterday he wanted me to buy him a sparkly (very sparkly) best friends necklace and all I could think about was how others will make fun of him. It was two halves of a heart and they were magnetic. He wanted to give the other half to me.
I'm not proud of it but I was desperate to talk him out of it. I just didn't want him to be made fun of.
My almost 9 year old son asked me if I was embarrassed by him.
EPIC PARENTING FAIL
Of course, not I said.
I just don't like sparkly pink, I said.
We ended up getting gumball machines. His is teal and mine is pink. They say BFFs.
I am honored to be his BFF and I hope he knows that know matter what he does he will never embarrass me.
I love him sparkles, glitter and all!
- I'm a 41 year old (gasp) freelance writer, school cafeteria manager, wife and mother. I have three children and one anxious and overweight beagle. I use my blog to make others laugh, to share some cool crafts, to document my lunchlady adventures and to lament about the challenges faced by us all on the journey called life. Thanks for visiting. Please leave some crack...um...I meant some comments.