Sunday, February 6, 2011
Please Pass the Pepper
She is so funny and clever. I love sharing humorous movies and books with her because she gets it on a deep level. She enjoys slapstick, sure, but she also loves dry wit and irony, in particular. Her sense of humor is what earned her the nickname "Pepper." She just has a bunch of zip.
She's well read, and I think that will stand her in good stead in the future. In addition to having a broader, better-informed view of life, well-read people make interesting conversationalists. I read a lot of books when I was her age, but they were mostly junk. She reads the good stuff; the challenging, complicated literary works that exercise her brain and her imagination.
I especially appreciate her choices early on not to be a conformist -- but also not to be a rebel. She is -- simply --herself, and most of the time, she is great with it.
Several years ago, she made a decision "not to be embarrassed." This is a huge relief to a high school mom. I can't embarrass her! Whew! If she trips over the door frame or blurts out something "untoward" -- she forgives herself. She wastes no energy on embarrassment.
Sure, from time to time she doubts herself -- she thinks she should be more popular or whatever -- but mostly, she is a gal with her feet on the ground.
I'm immensely blessed to walk this path with her!