The other day as I was pottering, a conversation I had with a stranger whilst at work came into my head for some absurd reason. It was just after I had gotten my hair coloured bright blue and they were talking about their daughters strict school rules – specific uniforms, ties, shoes, hair accessories etc.

At this point in time they commented to the daughter in question  “You definitely wouldn’t be able to go to school with hair like the ladies.”

Being the person I am, I piped in at this point and said that I don’t understand why schools are becoming so strict and preventing children from self expression. I mentioned that I would want nothing more than for my child to wear what he/she wants, to have bright coloured hair if they chose so (wash out or hair spray of course) and to be different from the rest.

Quiet casually her reply was “Yea, I guess that would allow children to get it all out of their system while they were young”

“Get it out of their system”!!!
I don’t understand why being different has to be something that needs to be restricted to a need of release. Continue reading “Getting it out of your system!?”