I've never seen a 5 year old love wigs more than my Kora does. She has a wide variety of them and loves to wear them when she's feelin sassy! Yesterday, she decided that she was going to wear her NEW Hannah Montana wig she got for Christmas. She got it off it's wig form, brushed it out and then styled it with rainbow clips on her head. She looked fantastic and she new it! She gazed at her reflection in the mirror over and over and even in the car on the way to Chick Fil A, she got my compact mirror out of my purse and continued to make sure she looked HoT! I've never seen so much confidence just radiating from this little person who looked so...odd? shall I say? It's not everyday you see a 5 year old in a wig ya know? Whatever, I just loved that she had the confidence and spunk to go out in it so I supported it 110%! She walked into Chick Fil A like she owned the place, swiping her hair off her shoulders and holding her shoulders back with her head high. All of sudden, she started to get some "looks" from some of the people there. They weren't KIDS giving her odd looks, they were ADULTS giving her SNOTTY looks like "what's wrong with you" type looks. It made me SO FREAKIN MAD. Slowly but surely, her head lowered, she stopped making eye contact with everyone, her shoulders slouched and she lost the confidence she walked in there with. When we sat down with our food, she pulled her wig off slowly and said, "I think I wanna take this off for right now, it's bothering me a little." No it wasn't bothering her, she LOVED it. What was BOTHERING her were the rude looks she was getting from everyone. What kind of a world do we live in where even grownups can't let a kid be a kid and have confidence? It made me think about all the parents who have children with physical disabilities and how often THEY get stared at by the world. WHY?? Why is the world like this? I want Kora to be what I never was...CONFIDENT. I want her to care LESS about what the world thinks and wear whatever she wants. I don't want her to be shy and introverted but it's instances like this that slowly shape her outlook on the world. UGH.
I'm putting these pictures up of my beautiful wig wearin Kora because I'm PROUD that she likes to be different!