Unrealistically High Self-Esteem.

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selfesteemThe Evil Spawn up close and personal is an experience.

For the life of me, I can’t remember why we bought her (this is a joke… as far as you and the authorities know…).

Seeing her in the wild of junior high is just weird.

Weird because in a world where everyone is struggling to fit in, she doesn’t care.

I find it both interesting and oddly disturbing.

She’s at the age where she should be aware of how she looks, acts, and talks.

She hasn’t a clue.

And if she does, she doesn’t care.

I’m not even sure she knows she’s supposed to care.

She prides herself of going down a path where she’s the only traveler.

Her fashion sense is simple.  The more sequins the better.  She dresses like a really bad country western singer (think Porter Wagoner… by the way this is my oldest reference ever!).

She has more self-esteem than 20 teenagers combined.

It’s borderline disturbing.

Her worst day ever was great.

I have no idea where she gets it.  It makes me want to meet her real father (another joke… I think… although my wife was strangely quiet when she read this).

Is it possible for my daughter to go through life and be completely content in who she is?

Note from wife:  She gets the “I don’t care” gene honestly.  And for that I am VERY thankful.

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9 Responses to “Unrealistically High Self-Esteem.”


  1. Tim
    on Sep 27th, 2011
    @ 7:27 pm

    Fun post, made me smile. Needed that. Thanks.

    Michael Smith Reply:

    @Tim, One of the nicest comments ever.

    Thanks.


  2. Audrey Noonan
    on Sep 27th, 2011
    @ 10:21 pm

    I hope so! If she can, it’ll make her teen years so much easier (for her, not necessarily for you!)


  3. wozza
    on Sep 27th, 2011
    @ 11:44 pm

    Okay I’m struggling with this – dressing like Porter Wagoner or like Glen Campbell (as the Rhinestone Cowboy) equals high self esteem….I don’t get it. Not caring (and how do you know that she doesn’t care?) equals high self esteem? I don’t get that either. Maybe I’m dense.

    Which means I guess that wearing a school uniform destroys self esteem? Really? And caring what you wear means you have low self esteem?

    I’m not buying this guys. Sorry.


  4. Bamamoose
    on Sep 28th, 2011
    @ 3:17 pm

    Sounds like she’s comfortable in her own skin. How refreshing!


  5. Jay
    on Sep 28th, 2011
    @ 8:58 pm

    Cherish this while you can, but check the insurance for mental health coverage. It can’t last forever.


  6. Michelle Howell-Martin
    on Oct 2nd, 2011
    @ 10:07 am

    I agree with Jay. Enough said!


  7. Alicia Kessler
    on Oct 4th, 2011
    @ 11:16 am

    Rock on Evil Spawn, Rock on!


  8. Kristen Phelps
    on Oct 9th, 2011
    @ 4:44 pm

    Hi Mr. Smith,
    I’m back! This is Kristen from Dr. Strange’s EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama!
    The fact that you call your daughter “Evil Spawn” literally made me “laugh out loud”. Take my advice: Be thankful she doesn’t care! This is coming from a girl who (not too long ago) went down “I Have To Be Like Everyone Else” Road and “What If I’m Not Like Everyone Else” Boulevard. They are awful, awkward, and scary streets! Unfortunately, I felt the pressure to be like everyone else. I would like to think that I didn’t always give in but sometimes I did. My younger sister on the other hand, “dances to the beat of her own drum” and I admire her so much for that. She simply “doesn’t care”. Even now that I’m older and don’t feel those pressures as much…I still wish that I had her carefree attitude! So again, BE THANKFUL! Hopefully (for you), she will have this attitude throughout her teenage years as well! If not, good luck!

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