Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pretty is

Today in the car, Big Kid was telling me about some YouTube guy that he follows and how he went viral overnight because of his rant about women.

"Hmm, that's crazy," I said, only half listening because as soon as they say "YouTube guy," I mentally turn the channel.

"Yeah--he even went Tumblr viral and he doesn't even HAVE a Tumblr!!"

"I bet he's happy," I offered, still not sure what Tumblr viral was or if I even want to know.

"No! He went viral because it was so bad. What he said was so bad, mom, and he won't apologize! That is so dumb, to know you've hurt so many people and not WANT to apologize!!"

"Well, what did he say?" My curiosity piqued.

"He said that girls need to shave their legs and wear makeup and do their hair and always dress nice. He said if they have peach fuzz above their lip they should shave it! That could hurt a girl! Seriously, he's LUCKY to even get that close to a girl...especially now."

"Huh. Yeah, girls and women get tired of being told we should look a certain way because boys and men think so. There don't seem to be as many suggestions that guys always style their hair and dress nice. I think a lot of times girls feel like we're always expected to be pretty, and that's not really important in life."

"You know what girls need to do to be pretty?" He asked.

"What?"

"EXIST! That is literally it, mom. Just breathe air." I laughed. "For real, I have never even seen an ugly girl, ever," he added.

"Really?" I asked.

"Really. I mean, not all girls look like tv stars but I've never seen one that was ugly. What would even make them ugly?" He asked with sincerity.

What a good question. 

8 comments:

Lisa said...

He's a keeper for sure!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

You have such awesome kids.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I hope Big Kid stays that awesome forever!!

KK

binajabber said...

This made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I don't know who I love more, Big Kid for being such a beautiful soul or you for raising such a beautiful kid.

Jamie McGinnis said...

huh - there is something in the room I'm allergic to all the sudden. What a sweet, sweet boy <3

Sue Law said...

He is such a sweetheart!

Cindy * Daisies and Crazies said...

What?! This literally just brought tears to my eyes. Love Big Kid.

Also, thank you for knowing how to spell "piqued." ;)

Ella said...

What a freaking awesome kid!