When I was in elementary school, I was KIND OF a follower…depending on the day, or my mood.
If someone asked my opinion, I would answer without much conviction…because I wasn’t REALLY sure if my answer was how I TRULY felt…at that moment.
And inevitably, my opinion would change. Often.
My parents thought I was a follower.
But I was NOT a follower. At least…I wasn’t following another person…
I was following my own drummer. Although, my drummer was fairly fickle.
My likes and dislikes swayed as fast as the cars that race through my subdivision.
My parents took my to a psychologist because they were concerned with my follower ways.
But the psychologist assured my parents that, I was indeed a follower. But…I was following my own drummer. Told ya so, Mom and Dad!!
And that’s how it’s ALWAYS been.
I do things because I want to do things.
I’m NOT a crowd pleaser. I don’t care if people don’t like me…although, I’ve generally been pretty well liked (aside from my out-law fiasco but…another story).
It’s always, in my opinion, been one of my best qualities.
My sexiest quality.
I am MY OWN PERSON. And I really like that about myself.
And what makes me even prouder…
my children. The three I gave birth to.
They have that quality.
They have their own drummer…as fickle as he or she may be.
And they have found, at a young age, their own beat.
I am so incredibly proud to have passed this quality on to them.
Hopefully though, their drummer will keep them from drinking and driving…and smoking pot or…I might have to have my drummer beat the crap out of their drummers!!
I adore your “own person”! I think your children are blessed to have a Mom like you. You’re vibrant and unique and I can imagine that your light is contagious! They are so lucky 🙂
The fact that you own it is one of the reasons I like you so much.
Here I am, sneaking back in. I’m up to the Rs!!!!!!
I’ll try to catch up on all the posts I’ve missed in the last 2 months, and I will also attempt NOT to comment on all of them. But I make no promises. 🙂
I have a drummer as well, not a very good one, but I follow, missteps and all. I KNOW the Queen is following her own drummer (refused to potty train until age 4, etc.). Jury’s still out on DeBoy.
But you’re right, my drummer may have to whoop up on theirs if they start doing stupid stuff.
Isn’t it neat (most of the time) to see your child do something that makes others say, “He/she is definitely YOUR child?” I love it.
You absolutely HAVE to be your own person. Wouldn’t this world be unbearably boring if everyone was the same? Ick.
I was also always considered a “follower”. The truth was, I just didn’t care. Give me something that I truly care about and I’m definitely NOT following.
And definitely lmbo at your drummer beating up theirs! My oldest and I will definitely be having some “drummer conflicts”. She’s only 2 and I already know it.