When I first saw this video, I laughed to tears. This little girl is priceless. Her struggle, real. And I can relate to it on SO many levels. First of all, I can relate because she and I are kindred spirits in the “I do it myself” battle. I do NOT need your help, and even if I try (and fail) at something a jillion times, I’ve got it. If you offer to help, there’s a good chance things will get ugly – “No Kank You” (for reals). Part of my stubborn personality is certainly the nurture side. Robinson Drive gave me the tenacity to keep chasing the dream and fighting the fight. Knock me down, and I will get back up; wounded, but never defeated. And part of that personality is nature – the way God made me. When I set my mind to something and when I have a fire in my belly – look out!!
The other part of this video that I can relate to is the “worry about yourself” portion of the show. I am endlessly preaching this to my kids (and therefore do my very best to live it). I don’t give a rats rear that Jimmy gets three Twinkies in his lunch every day. Different house, different rules. And so-and-so may have a TV in their room, or no restrictions on social media, but this mom is cray cray, and will coach you endlessly about not being able to “unsee” things, about wearing leggings responsibly, and about being a good friend both online and face to face. We need to be far more concerned about our own opportunities for growth, than to be finger pointing and judging. Worry about yourself, and say “no kank you” to measuring others, or you will be endlessly fighting your seat belt on the struggle bus.