Monday, July 30, 2012

Dare To Be Different

To my son Tommy,

"Yes, his sunglasses are on upside down and yes we are aware and no we are not correcting him." That has been said often today by your mom and I. Sometimes it was followed by "You're welcome to try". If you haven't figured it out, you prefer to wear your sunglasses upside down. You are rebellious, you walk to the beat of a different drummer, you go against the grain.

And that is ok with me, and actually is sort of a Downey tradition. We buck traditional style even if sometimes it is not practical. For example, the ear things on your sunglasses definitely work better at keeping them on your head if they are right side up. But until you figure that out for yourself, you are more likely to kick in the shin anyone who tries to correct you. And that son is part of growing up Downey.

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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