Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Popularity Contest

Luke wants a Star Wars birthday party. That's fine for now, but if he's 16 and still asking for Star Wars parties we'll have to talk.

As for Evie, she's doesn't like group activities - think dance class. I've already joked that I should start filling her wardrobe with black clothing so she can dress the part of a loner. But she's just so gosh darn cute in pink.

Everyone wants their kids to be smart, good looking, and popular, and I'm no different. I'm not ready to evaluate whether Luke and Evie are nerds, but I am honestly a little worried about both of them. I wonder if there is a book out there called: Parent's Guide to Raising Popular Children.


Joan said...

Good Heavens, Vernon still wants a Satr Wars party for his birthday!! It is a guy thing, don't fret so much. And being popular is not everything. Amy is not popular, but is eclectic with a large number of acquaintances from all walks of life. I'd rather her be like she is with a strong sense of self confidence in who she is and where she wants to be than to be in the "In" group. Colt, "Mr. Nerd", also tends to get along with most anybody, but they leave him rather than he leaving them. He tends to get more wrapped up int epopularity thing and I tell him that people are going to judge you all throughout life, if you know you are okay then screw those other people and what they say about you. Do your best above all. This all stems from middle school kids calling everyone and everything "gay", which can be hurtful. But you are going to have to deal with judgemental loud people no matter where you go or what you do in life.
Whew!! That was preachy, huh?

Sharon said...

Your children are just fine. Granted that Evie doesn't like group things, but she still plays with others. I think she doesn't want to perform in front other people. They are well adjusted and happy children.