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I'm a Pumpkin Today

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yep, I know it's June, but I'm a pumpkin today ... I'm wearing a bright orange pumpkin face t-shirt that is clearly meant to be worn for Halloween ... but alas ... I don't care, I'm wearing it anyway. I'm a rebel like that.

You see, I gave birth to one of my sons on Halloween back in 2003. According to him, and his 9 years of wisdom, that since I have given birth to a child on Halloween, I am entitled to wear a Halloween shirt any time I like, any time of year, to honor my kid. So - when he asked me to wear my Orange Pumpkin shirt today - I gladly obliged.

Then I went to Target. HA, one lady kinda looked at me crooked. The guy at the deli yells out - hey, I love your shirt ... yeah, I like his response best.

The moral of the story or the point here actually is that I care very little about what other people think of me. I will wear a pumpkin shirt in June if it makes my kid happy. Why not? I will wear a bathing suit and splash around in the water at the pool or beach and play with my kids, whether I look like a beached whale or not - I'm going to be out there in it - having fun. People can look or stare all day long, that's their business. I will haul my big butt down a big water slide or swing in a swing as I desire, or at my child's request. That's how I roll. I will let myself be in photos and I do not balk when people want to take pictures of me and my kids, because I want my kids to remember their mom and their childhood - and I want them to remember that I was actively involved in their childhood - not just watching from the sidelines.

And quite often, my socks don't match. And that is okey dokey by me.

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    Way to go! I finally wore my bathing suit in public last summer at a waterpark. Did I feel comfortable? Nope. Did my kids and niece have fun that day because I took them to the park and rode the slides with them? Yes. In the end, that is what matters.
    1773 days ago
    YES!!! So awesome! Have a great summer with the kiddos. My kids have grown, but the memories of summer fun is still with me.

    1778 days ago
    That is awesome! I am at the point also I don't really care what people think. Everyone is worried about themselves for the most part anyways!
    Love your son's philosophy by the way!
    1779 days ago
    This is a super way cool blog, my friend! You've got it right! So many people wait until they are "perfect" to live life. And Perfect never comes. Strive to be the best you that you can be, but enjoy life WHILE you are doing it!
    1779 days ago
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