obsessed with this set
this is awesome!
That is my mind. Every damn day. ☀🌙
About a month ago you asked if you could have a “circle mohawk” again. I told you to think about it because you’ve been growing your hair out for so long and I didn’t want you to regret it. On Sunday night I told you I had a hair appointment with Allison the next day. You asked if you could get your hair cut like that again, but you were laying down for bed and not supposed to be talking so I ignored you. The next day you asked twice, so I finally said I didn’t care and that you look beautiful whatever you decide. The last time your hair was like this you weren’t in school yet, I was so nervous about kids being cruel. I walked you to school on Tuesday morning and stayed awhile to make sure everything was going to go smoothly, which it did. When I picked you up you said, “Olivia liked my hair. She said she didn’t want her hair like this, but she liked mine like this. And we’re still friends. That’ just like how I don’t want to have purple hair like Allison, but I love Allison’s purple hair. You don’t have to have all the same stuff as your friends.” Wise beyond your years, baby child. I’m so proud of you and how you have the courage to be exactly who you want to be, despite any other outside influences. While we’re on the topic of gender, when I was at parent teacher conferences a few months ago a mom of this little boy approached me. She told me how he wanted to paint his nails and go to school. She let him. When he came home he said, “Scarlet loved my nails, Mom!” I’ve never been so proud.
I met up with a fitness instructor acquaintance of mine last evening for a drink. We hadn’t had much time to visit in the past, so this was our first chance to actually sit down and chat outside of the gym.
She was telling me about how crazy busy and stressful her life as a mother of five is, how…
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I never understood why people think silence is awkward, or why they think they have to fill every second with conversation. I hate it because to be honest, most of the time I don’t really have much to say that’s interesting to the average person. My favourite people are the ones I can have comfortable silence with. Only every really had that with two people.