just when the caterpillar thought that life was over,
it became
a BUTTERFLY!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Coloring inside the lines

I don't have kids but I don't think that means I don't know how to raise a child or how to speak to one, or even... how to be a kid myself sometimes...

so today I am in target to get some stuff for a project I'm working on and this little girl, perhaps 4 or 5, picks up this coloring book and askes her mom if she can have it...now mind you its a freakin' coloring book... not a $100 piece of canvas...the mother abruptly turns around and says NO... little girl whines a bit and says please mommy... I promise I will color inside the lines... OMG my heart broke...

the next words out of the mothers mouth was yes you say that all the time and you never do... I'm thinking WTF is wrong with you lady she is a fucking kid... at the most 5 years old.... and WHERE is the rule that says you have to color inside the lines???hhhm tell me, show me WHERE is this rule...

I could not even believe my ears and I said not to loud BUT loud enough for this mother to hear... 'who says you HAVE to color inside the lines' and I walked away...

Oh I was so pissed... how could you do this to your child? this kid could grow up to the the next famous artist, but you as a shit ass parent could have just stiffled that because of your insistance on coloring inside the lines...

as I walked into the next aisle looking for stuff for my project... a sea of emotion hit me... I could feel the tears welling up... I could feel myself going back in time and feeling like that little girl who was never encouraged to do anything but what society expected....

SCREW society... I don't FEEL like coloring inside the lines anymore!

1 comment:

Erin said...

Unfortunately, there is no requirements to becoming a parent. Any idiot can become one.