Guest blogger Karyn Bryant: Are some kids born "cool"?
While watching our little ones tumble in class, one mom told me that her son doesn't like to do the big "ta-dah" finish with his hands in the air. "He thinks he won't look cool," she said with a laugh. We know kids get self-conscious, but we got to wondering if some kids are in fact born with an innate understanding of how to be the hippest kid in the room.
I ventured that his reluctance might be due to an older brother's mocking, but then the mom cracked me up when she said that the little guy is actually cooler than his older brother! I want my daughter Aurora to be as goofy as possible for as long as possible, but I have to admit that I really hope she turns out to have the kind of demeanor people wanna be around. I'm shooting for ridiculously smart with a sharp wit and a discerning ear for music.
I know it's not important for a 2-year-old to look cool, (which is why nearly choked when I saw the $75 jeans for toddlers at Lucky Brand), but Aurora was looking particularly hip in class, with her floral-print pants and Rolling Stones t-shirt. When she starts to dress herself, will she understand that her AC/DC Highway To Hell top looks great with her brown cargo pants and sneakers, but even more modern with the orange skirt, plaid leggings and green Winnie-The-Pooh-adorned Crocs?
Maybe not. But she asked me to read one of my Chuck Palahniuk books to her the other day, so things are looking good.