Thursday, July 24, 2014

It Is Only A Phase



It is only a phase...  Those words are said a lot when you have teenagers.  We are going through what I hope is a short phase right now.  My newly minted teenager is giving me a lot more gray hairs lately.  My daughter and her best friend have become fans of a web series that has quite the fandom. This web series has many characters that have become quite popular at anime conventions where kids (and adults) cosplay. While I understand dressing in character for special occasions,  my daughter and her friend pretty much dress in cosplay almost all the time.   Did I mention that these characters are alien trolls?!  My daughter's favorite character loves cats, and likes to dress like a cat.  She has  troll horns that are cat like, and has a blue tail. She also has short black hair.  My daughter has very long, gorgeous reddish brown hair, which she has been covering up with a short black wig.  She has been dressing all in black with a blue boa hanging behind her.  We get quite a few looks when we are out in public.  I have seen several little kids pointing out that she is wearing a tail.  I know she is just expressing herself, even though I think she looks crazy. Nothing she is doing is permanent.  I try not to say too much, because the more I would fight it  the more she would want to do it.   I am hoping that she will get tired of people giving her strange looks, and decides to be a human girl again.  Then I can say..  whew.. we survived that phase! 

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  1. This is such a sweet post really.. Letting your teen just "be a teen" is so hard, since they seem so.. i dunno.. dumb. ;)
    But the fact you love them no matter what they do, what they wear, and what they look like will help them figure out who they really are.. (and it probably won't be someone in troll horns! ;) )

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    1. Today it was cat ears and no wig.. :)

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  2. My kids aren't teens yet but I hope I can be as patient with their "phases" as you! Especially in public :) Great job Pam!

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    1. Thanks Hilda! It is sometimes not so easy to let it go, but the more I would fight it the more she would do it.. The last few days have been good, and she has gone out looking normal. :)

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