Not Your Stereotypical Teenage Girl.
While I was looking around for a portrait to put into my first Breaking the Block post, I came across this snapshot of my oldest daughter, Taylor. And that led me to thinking about her precious soul, her unique personality, and just how much she is NOT like the typical teenage girl.
So I started in on some very light research on the subject of stereotypes, because one thing leads to another you know, and stumbled into a wiki-how page that tells you exactly "How to Be a Stereotype Teen Girl." Oh yah.. that's how it's worded. Ha! Anyway, stereotypes have always intrigued me. Why are they drawn? How much truth do they hold?
When I think about my kiddo, I can't help but smile a little with pride...because Tay doesn't adhere to the mainstream. She doesn't follow the crowd. She definitely, sometimes literally, dances to the toot of her own flute.
Instead of catching her staying up late talking on the phone, I'll catch her reading juuuuust one more chapter.
Instead of makeup, fashion magazines, and clothes, she's interested in books, archery, and dream interpretation.
Her music tastes include: LindseyStomp, Led Zeppelin, Paint, and Imagine Dragons; not Bieber, One Direction, or Gaga.
Taylor is so different from most teenage girls that I've known... from the teenage girl that I was.
Sometimes I don't understand her kookiness, her thought process, her interests, or her general lack of interest in pop culture. But I do appreciate it. I appreciate her individuality, her confidence, and her genuine nature.
She is someone that I want to be like. My Bebe.