Thursday, May 27, 2010
To Skip Or Not To Skip
When I got home I tweeted about it and asked, "Who would have?"
I was surprised when a lot of my lovely tweeps said they would and/or do!
I must live in a boring town because I've never seen any mums skipping with their kids around our school.
I've never been the 'fun mum' in public. The one who slides with their kids at the playground or runs and plays tag.
I'm fine doing that at home. I can be as silly as any kid behind closed doors. I have a lot of fun with my kids at home. But I am very uncomfortable 'getting my silly on' in public.
I had the words "behave yourself" instilled in me as a child and they're hard for me to shake off.
I also do not like drawing attention to myself. I don't like people looking at me.
I did take myself right out of my comfort zone when I took performing arts as my major at college. We toured a number of small country towns and I actually loved being on stage. I did a lot of things at college that I would never do now. It's called 'the risky shift'. That's the only thing I remember from Psychology!!
But as much as I would love to say "who cares who's watching" some habits are hard to break and some personality traits are even harder to ignore.
I guess that's what makes us all different.
There's a part of me that is really jealous of those of you who can let go in public.
I know some of you have answered this already on Twitter yesterday but...
Who would have?
Posted by Thea at 8:28 AM