"....Everybody finds a way to shine...."
One of the things I absolutely love the most about my youngest son is the fact that he charts his own path in life. He is the most unique of individuals; moving through his life to a tune that no one else can quite get the beat to. He's a free-thinking, risk-taking, trail-blazing kid. And if he likes something, it doesn't matter to him what others will think of him because of it.
This attitude has always served him well. Especially during weeks like this week, when the school has been promoting different things for Red Ribbon Week fun themes. Monday was Mismatch Day (generally a given state of being for him, on any day of the week; so this one was easy!), Tuesday was Wear A Tie Day (he managed to find an old clip on he had from kindergarten, and wore it clipped to his t-shirt!), and today was Funky Sock Day. The only problem with Funky Sock Day? Well, Bug doesn't actually own any funky socks.
But I do. And he knows it. Which is why he raided my sock drawer looking for something. He found two different pairs of toe socks; my personal favorite funky socks. As the kid is super sensitive about what goes against his toes, those were immediately discarded. But then he found two other pairs of funky socks. Long funky socks, which apparently were even better, as they would cover his entire legs when he wore shorts to school. But.....there was one slight hiccup to be pondered. Both of these pairs of socks? Were predominantly.... PINK.
No worries. He decided to wear one of each. Proudly and self-confidently. And he had a complete and total blast walking around in them today. Even if he had to answer "Duh!" about eleventy-bajillion times to the question Are those your mom's socks??