She was drawing next to me while I wrote for my TV Show.
At one point, she looked over at me and saw me mouthing the words of Frank Cabrini, a character in the show. Cabrini is the bi-polar Sales Director where Almost works. He vacillates between explosive anger and tenderness; a hilariously entertaining character to watch who needs to be played by an actor with great range. Needless to say, I must have looked a bit odd staring into my computer quietly mouthing his words.
Her – “Daddy.”
I looked over and saw her shaking her head
Her – “Daddy, you’re weird.”
Her – “Do you like being weird?”
Me – “I like being myself, and if people call that weird, that’s okay.”
Moments later, she asked me again.
Her – “Daddy, do you like being weird?”
Me – “I like being myself, and if people think that’s weird, that’s okay.”
I think she got the message. By proclaiming self-acceptance for myself, I’m confident she’ll feel more self-acceptance for her own self-expression that others call weird.