Remember that moment as a kid when you became ‘self aware’? You probably don’t, but i’m sure your mom does.
My Aunt recently wrote an instagram post about how her sixth grader son took off his heelies and handed them to his younger brother after passing a group of girls from his school at the mall. In one instant, it was as if he suddenly became aware of what other people thought of him, or what was considered ‘cool.’
Kind of adorable, kind of heart breaking right?
I remember being little and my best friend saying to me “Indy. Did you hear? Kylie doesn’t like to play pretend anymore.” My jaw dropped to the ground. Kylie was two years older than us, but we were dumbfounded. “What do you MEAN she doesn’t like to play pretend?!!!!??!?!?!” I cried out, in utter disbelief - as if my favorite barbie had just been thrown away.
But it happens. To all of us. Eventually, pretending to be mermaids just doesn’t feel the same as it did when you were seven.Read More