"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Be your own

Be who you are and say what you feel,
 because those who mind don't matter
 and those who matter don't mind. 
 ~Dr. Seuss

She fits no mold and never will.

Janie's driven my teenage neighbor into crazed submission over horseback riding lessons.  It's been hard to establish a routine there and so now she's driving me crazy to drive my neighbor's mom crazy to drive her daughter crazy for lessons each week.

But if that's what it takes ...

And that smile says she couldn't care less about driving people crazy.

She's been wearing these on her fingers since she acquired them at the dentist six months ago.  Daily.  Do you think they drive her school teacher crazy?

I know they drive her piano teacher/mother crazy.

Do you think that concerns her?

Not really.

She's her own gal.

Who we wouldn't trade ... except on rare occasions.


  1. "also known as birth" ...I'm dying over here. She is so cute.

  2. She is so funny! Is this the same daughter that kept the chart of who was abiding by the rules? She's a riot!!

  3. "also known as birth"!!!! So great!

  4. haha - love her letter and the quote you used! Isn't it wonderful for a mother to see her child find something they are really passionate about, and love doing!! What a beautiful happy face!! xo