Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Never Not be Afraid.

I have always been afraid of things. When I was a toddler, I was afraid of strangers and practically anybody who wasn't my then-yaya. When I was a child, I was afraid of playgrounds and water. Now, I'm afraid of clowns and Dexter of Dexter's Lab. I literally make the Cowardly Lion look like a superhero.

I blame most of those fears on the way I was brought up, though. My parents always had a chain hold on us Rodriguez kids. And it isn't until now that I have my own kid that I see how much my parents stopped me from growing on my own.

Don't get me wrong. I love my parents. But after watching "The Croods", I've realized that the motto "Never not be afraid." really is utter bullshit. If you haven't seen that movie, you really should.

For now, though, here's what I wore to the Mango event a month and a half ago. Yes, these are old pictures.

Photos by Gerd Perez.

black boots from CeCe
dog shirt from Rex Clothing

This is probably my most over-used shirt and these are probably my most over-used shoes on the blog, but I don't care. They're staple pieces that go with practically anything. So, if anything, be prepared to see much more of them in the future. :p

black and gold skirt from Copper

The attire was black and gold, but... well... do I look like I wear gold? :p Fortunately, my go-to shop Copper was there to save the day and I was able to get this skirt right before the event. :) Always a lifesaver, Copper! I love you! <3

Back to what I was saying earlier... While I don't regret the life I've lived, I do know that I don't want Syrena to go through most of the crazy stuff I've gone through - at least not for the wrong reasons.

So, you know, when she falls and scrapes her knee, I don't rush to her side. When she throws a tantrum, I don't give in to her wishes.

People aren't always there for you. You won't always get what you want. These might be some harsh truths to try to instill in a 3-year-old, but hey, tough luck. ...Am I doing a bad thing?

How were you raised? And how are you raising your children? I'm genuinely interested. Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm gonna be the dad who would always give his children whatever they want, since as a child I don't get to have everything. But I realized now that it's not a bad thing(I'm sharing this 'cause I feel like sharing it to you and you're trustworthy haha). As a kid, my cousins would always get better toys for Christmas. And not just Christmas, since most of my toys were Happy Meal toys while my cousins' toys were bought from the toy store such as Toy Kingdom. For example, a cousin would get a PSP while I get a Gameboy SP. Not that it's a bad thing. I just tend to compare a lot of stuff which would always get me down. Haha! But that was years ago so most of those stuff don't matter to me anymore. Or at least I think they don't. Haha! So for my kids, I'd want to give them only the best. But don't get me wrong. I would like them to grow up unspoiled and independent :)