This is beautiful. And on the topic of sleepovers and kids getting stuck in uncomfortable situations: My mom and I had a code, ever since my first sleepover. I would always call home to say goodnight, and if I asked “How is the cat doing?”, it meant that I wasn’t comfortable and I wanted her to pick me up. I did use this code a few times, and whenever I did, my mom came up with the excuses for me. I was never stuck at a sleepover I didn’t want to be at - and as a child with anxiety and social phobia, this was a great system.
as someone who was shamed into trying to continue practicing and playing music (and watched my younger sister shamed into playing the violin even though she didn’t care for it).
please remember that it’s fine for your kids to have different interests than each other. it’s okay that your child may not like practicing and playing music enough to stick with it. Just because you feel like: I never stuck with it and i wish I had and you will regret it like I do know if you quit.
doesn’t mean you try to make your kid do something. you may turn them off from wanting to play in front of people or you ever again. you may end up sucking the joy out of what should be a fun experience.
I just wanted to learn how to play a few songs from a movie on our old piano. I never wanted anything more.
and for the love of pete DO NOT make your socially anxious public speaking phobic introverted child COMPETE in a conference competition because you think it will be good for them and doesn’t it help you speak more clearly.
No it actually only fueled my anxiety surrounding public speaking and interviews so much I need to take something to calm me down before these events.
Don’t just throw your child into these things when your child begs you while not to commit her to do these things. There’s a difference between Oh I don’t want to do it because I’m a kid and it’s a little scary and Not Sleeping Because You Are So Anxious and Wondering what the hell is wrong with you and why you aren’t like “normal” and bubbly like other kids and why is this thing so damn hard for you and easy for others.
Your child is growing person not an second chance to relive your childhood.
Did Disney think Floridians were some alien race or something.
"Ew you’re a guy and like the color pink are you gay?"
I’ve been waiting for this post all my life
remember a few years ago when the parody account MorgonFreeman made this post
and now to this day people still think he said it
that’s my favorite thing to ever happen on the entire intenet
whys tumblr always so dead on sundays
no post on sundays
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the new Peter Pan and Wendy of the new movie, currently being filmed, Pan (2015).
(due for release 17th of July, 2015)
*pauses mid-celebration bc of the backlash i know this little girl is going to get for obtaining this role*