Sunday, March 27, 2011

phases

being a parent is so hard. but, honestly - being a kid is so much harder. i look at jonas as he is about to turn eleven years old, and he is at this stage where he doesn't really know who he is, but he knows what he likes. he knows what he's interested in. right now he's really "intrigued" by this certain book series that he's reading. and in this book series there are kids who wear these outlandish outfits which are slightly gothic. and did i mention it's japanese? so, yes - jonas wants to look like he just stepped out of some radtasatic japanimation. bless him.

the thing is, the kid is so gorgeous, and when he tries to look "gothic japanese cartoon" he sort of looks like a "crossdresser". as a parent it's super hard to know what to do. at his age i want him to feel free to express himself, but i've got to admit that it does sort of frighten me because i don't want other people to make assumptions about him based on this self expression. at the end of the day this is a perfectly amazing kid. an artistic, intuitive, loving child who is kind and obedient and respectful. so if he wants to rock some strange hairdos and a little guy liner once in a while, i guess i'll give him the wings.

i mean, my parents let me go through my grunge phase and my filthy hippie phase without too many complaints and i turned out okay. sort of ;)

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