A Solid Strategy

Billie: “I won a race at my school and I was so excited. And there were kids lined up for the next race and I sceamed, ‘I’M A MAN OF MUSCLES. I’M A MAN OF MUSCLES. LOOKAT MAH MUSSSCCCLLLEES!’ And they were like, ‘What is this? What is this child? Is this even a child? She crazy!’ But I don’t care because I won that race too because they were distracted by their thoughts.”

A Solid Strategy

Because We’re Talking About Being Different (In Our Aspirations)

FLASHBACK: May 18. 2012

Me: “Billie, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Billie: “Water!”
Me: “You want to be water?”
Billie: “Yea! And a beast!”
Me: “You want to be water AND a beast?”
Billie: “Yea, so I can go whoooosh and ROARRR.”
Me: “Um, ok. Sounds good to me.”
Billie: “Oh, wait! A WATER BEAST! I want to be a water beast!”
Me: “I like that- a water beast. Why a water beast?”
Billie: “So I can eat fish.”
Me: “But, Billie, you don’t like fish.”
Billie: (said in a “Duh, mom” tone) “That’s ’cause I’m not a beast, yet.”

Because We’re Talking About Being Different (In Our Aspirations)