Well, now that I know I am part of the epic fake-out by Jimmy Kimmel in posting up that twerk fail video, which I will completely admit I thought was real, I had to take a minute to appreciate what he is basically saying. That is of course that we are so focused on stuff like this in the media that several news stations reported it as well and sought out an interview with this girl. Why is this so newsworthy and actual news isn’t? Interesting question indeed and good on Jimmy for exposing it.
Anyway, I wanted to post today about something my girls did last week. Where we live is kind of weird, it’s basically a suburb of the city but there aren’t really a lot of venues here for two teenage girls to just go up and meet new people, so, feeling a bit of the social blah’s, last week my 18 and 15 year olds went out. They grabbed a notebook and started to write notes. Over two hundred notes, actually. They tore off the sheets and wrote and wrote and wrote. Stuff like:
Your eyes sparkle
You have an incredible personality
Literally almost 250 notes with positive, personal messages on them and they began sticking them in the windshields of parked cars and passing them out to random strangers on the street. They were out for two hours and they came home happy and elated and feeling like they had done something amazing and uplifting, which of course, they had.
I’m just happy that I seem to have raised the kind of kids who get more pleasure out of random acts of kindness than posting twerk or duck face videos on the internet.
You rock my socks, girls. And I love you tremendously!