I ask this because I think my eleven year son thinks I am. Whenever we are out somewhere I get this frantic whisper in my ear, "Mom, we're in PUBLIC!!! Since this isn't news to me I reply, "So?"
This conversation usually follows after I decide to start humming, singing, or even skipping to songs, like We're Off to See the Wizard. I was eleven once, so I understand that strict conformity to societal rules are important to eleven year olds. However, I usually use these moments as teachable moments for my son.
I tell him that I am free, and that he isn't going to be free until he does whatever he wants without caring about what other people think of him. I don't advocate discourteous or illegal behavior, I just want him to loosen up a little.
It's a hard lesson, one that I didn't learn until I was in my thirties. I don't want my son's life constrained like mine was. I used to care about what strangers thought of me, people I would probably never again see in my life. I would say to myself, "I can't do that, what would people think?".
Now I say to myself, "So what if I'm an awful singer, I love to sing, and there's a song in my heart right now." Then I break out into song: Oh Ma-andy, well you came and you gave without ta-aking, and I sent you awa-ay oh Ma-andy. You know what, I'm going to sing if I want to, right there in public, for all to see, because I'm free. I can sing if I want to.
I'm hoping for a duet some day.
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