Over the weekend I got into a screaming fight with Fiona about what she was wearing. No, she wasn’t trying to wear something too skimpy or sexy for an eleven year old. Nope, we have the opposite problem. She wants to wear sweatpants all the time.
She wears sweatpants to school every day. Sometimes she dresses them up a little with a nice shirt or sweater, but still…sweatpants. We don’t like it, but the school doesn’t care, and it’s not a battle that we’ve chosen to fight.
Sunday, though, she was going to an audition for a prestigious music program. And the first thing you have to understand about me and this situation is that I couldn’t care less if she auditioned for this program. I’m not a stage mom. I don’t push my kids into doing things. If they want to do them I will try to support them, but the desire (and the work) has to come from them. This was not about me. I wasn’t even the one taking her to the audition….