“If you could change one thing about high-school, what would it be?” asked my son, as he interviewed me recently for an essay.
Hmmmm, just one? There are so many.
My permed hair? Nah- we all looked like poodles during the 80’s in Jersey.
Not giving a crap about studying? Nope, I still weaseled my way into NYU, and I wasn’t about to encourage him into failing out of 4th grade.
Caring what other people thought about my every move? Most definitely!
“Why wouldn’t you care what other people thought about you, mom?” he asked, puzzled. I shared with him a quote from someone he could relate to, the great Dr. Seuss: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”