Thursday, September 25, 2014

Back to Nature

My eleven-year-old, who I keep calling my ten-year-old because I lost a year somewhere, has been begging me for an Instagram account.  I've been totally ignoring it, kinda of like the fact that he is eleven and almost as tall as me.

Tonight however he said, "I don't think I want an Instagram account anymore?"

After I checked to make sure he didn't have a fever I asked him why.

"Because Darin said that he didn't really like having an Instagram account because of how it made him feel. He said it was weird. And I asked him if it was because we aren't popular."

wow. give me a minute.

Sensitive, insightful, wonder you aren't popular - YET! If only I could show him his 23 year-old self and say you going to be light years ahead of the popular kids. He went on...

"So today at recess Anthony said he would back us up and try to get everyone to play infection in stead of Hunger Games or whatever, but no one wanted to listen and so I said come on guys let's at least cooperate and vote. So they said fine and we said all in favor of infection and Darin and I were the only ones to raise our hands. Anthony just shrugged and said sorry. Why did he so that?"

Because not many people have the balls to stand outside the herd.  Look at nature.  Who do they kick out of the Pride? The one that won't eat his young to prove his manhood.

There is life outside the herd and I am proof of that.  There is also life outside of Facebook and Instagram. It may not feel like it right now, but I promise one say you won't be the one standing outside of the herd - you'll be the one leading it.

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