I was sitting on a bench when a girl around 5 yrs old, in a fancy party dress, looked me in the eye & said “Why do you look like a monster?”
And I was like….
note: kimya does not look like a monster.
and fuck any parent who teaches a child to think like that.
I woke up and had the realization that she was probably talking about Monster High, where most of the girl monsters have multi-colored hair and the fangs look similar to my lip piercings.
I TOTALLY look like I could be the werewolf sisters’ weird aunt.
Maybe what this kid was telling me was that I was totally badass and I could’ve introduced her to the idea of cosplay.
Although she was a kid and being a kid is pretty much cosplay.
She was wearing a party dress at the gym. Maybe she was playing pretend and thought I was too.
I’m glad I wasn’t offended or defensive and that I responded with a smile and a shrug and just said “I like being fuzzy and colorful.”
Kids are usually not being mean.
They usually make so much more sense than adults, because they are so literal, but sometimes it takes the self-conscious adult brain a little longer to see what they are saying.
Dear Fancy Nancy,
I’m sorry that I am old and slow and didn’t realize that maybe you thought we were the only two people playing dress-up in the joint. A nice high five of solidarity probably would have been a better response.
Next time I won’t let you down with some boring reply.
I’ll howl or something.
We also live in a post Monsters Inc age where being a monster isn’t a BAD thing. It could just mean you look awesome to hang out with, or cuddly. It doesn’t just mean scary and mean. If you were scary and mean, the kid probably wouldn’t have spoken to you, just…cried, or ran, or something.
Good point! I didn’t even think about that. Haha!
(via notsufferingfrominsanity)Source: kimyadawson