Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Here’s to Kids Who are Different

by Digby Wolfe
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Here's to the kids who are different,
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The kids who don't always get A's,
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The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers,
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And noses that go on for days... Here's to the kids who are different,
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The kids they call crazy or dumb,
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The kids who don't fit, with the guts and the grit,
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Who dance to a different drum...
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Here's to the kids who are different,
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The kids with the mischievous streak,
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For when they have grown, as history's shown,
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It's their difference that makes them unique.


73 comments:

Betty said...

I think a child that is different and is ok with it, is wise beyond it´s years.
Mine were always trying to fit in and sometimes that can lead to "swimming with the crowd" and loosing your identity.
I hope K. has a great school year!

Karen said...

That is such a great post!

It's so true, too. It is our differences that make us unique.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. It was great to stop by and see yours!

Living on the Spit said...

I think every chid is different and it is in celebrating those differences that we find out what gems they truly are.

Awesome post, Momma.

ymK said...

Great post, and thanks for sharing it. I hope our kids feel strong in their differences instead of trying to fit in, or getting lost in the crowd.

Jenni Jiggety said...

THAT was awesome...the poem AND the blue shoes!

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful! Tara has Converse as bright green as Kaish's are blue! Here here to kids who are different!

April said...

Absolutely AWESOME post! Yay for being unique and different...just the way God made us! Kaishon's Converse shoes ROCK!

Shannon said...

I LOVE this... did you write it? I work with kids who have disabilities and so this hits very close to home for me!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I like unique better! Like my Little T...very unique. Tell K I want those shoes!
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Marilyn said...

I taught for 29 years and LOVED the kids that were different. I guess because I had one. My son would have fit this post to a tee. Those shoes are SO him. He is now a very successful math teacher whom the kids love. He illustrates their tests with comic drawings and teaches them web design. I think that different kids make life bearable.

Grandma J said...

You had me scared for a moment, cuz I thought you were talking about Gary!

Just so you know.....Kaishon is normal! Maybe unique, but still middle of the road normal....and cute as can be!!

H.K. said...

I loved this!!!!! The pictures and the words were just beautiful!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Wow-I loved reading this-My middle son just asked me if he could take Ballet-That is just him. He marches to the beat of his own drum...

Alicia said...

Rebeckah...you're the best!!!!!!!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Oh I love it! The blue shoes, the big ears (that are not so big if you ask me) and all those differences...we all just learn to accept everyone for who they are..the better this world would be!!!!

Great post. As always!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this poem. I love the photos. I love Kaishons' blue shoes. I love kids who are different. I have one of them too. And guess what...I was a different kid too!
Cute post R!!!

Kasey@All Things Mamma said...

I love your posts! I think it's best to be different and stand out. Otherwise, who would be have to pay attention to?

gretchen said...

Great pics, great backpack for kaish and great poem. Have a great day!

Baloney said...

You had me at the title.
Beautiful.

Unknown Mami said...

Here's to the kids that are different! They are the ones who don't peak in school, but become interesting adults.

Sevibabyyy said...

This totally put a smile on my face. Here's to the kids that are different!

Nap Warden said...

Awww...so true. Great pictures:)

mimi said...

Amen! I know about that drum....the one with the different beat. We dance to it every day at our house :)
You are awesome, have I told you that lately?!

blueviolet said...

Every single day, you do something equally special. This was fabulous.

aamayna said...

Wow, love the pictures, love the poem. Wonderful!

Muthering Heights said...

This is a beautiful post!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Fabulous post! Beautiful poem and children :D

Pumpkin Delight said...

Your kid and the others in the pictures are beautiful. There's a certain age where "different" doesn't fit in. I'm glad my 2nd graders aren't there quite yet. I see it making it's way into their minds, but still not yet.
I'm off to write my Writer's WS right now!

Erin said...

If we were all the same, we wouldn't have anything to blog about! =)

And I just LOVE those shoes! I wonder if they make those in 2 year old size?

DysFUNctional Mom said...

This is the best post I've read in a long, long time. I am so moved by this!

Dawn said...

love this!! your photos... the poem... great!! and being different... i think my kids live for that. showing their own style. being unique! and as much as i want to see those A's... i am always happy as long as they do their very best... which sometimes means a C. hope those kiddos looked happy getting off the bus, too!

Daryl said...

What a great post - again - I am loving how you catch these faces in such a perfect way .. sure they were posing for you but you caught the real kid not the poser!

brainella said...

Those blue shoes are fantastic. Great taste. :-)

I only wish that we could all be happy with our uniqueness and not find it such a liability.

antoinette marie said...

having a 'different' child myself, due to autism, i'm really feelin' your vibe sister! love, love, love the blue 'chucks'....asher has a black and red pair himself.....terrific post and attitude! blessings...

Nori D said...

Different is beautiful! It's sad that it's not always celebrated, and that's why I commend you for this great post. It's beautiful =)

Teacher Tom said...

My 12-year-old keeps trying to blend in, but every time there's a stage she's the first one on it. Every time the kids need to choose a spokesperson, she's the one.

As parents its our job to make sure that the nail that sticks out DOESN'T get hammered down. You obviously know that!

Fantastic post.

Christine said...

This gave me chills......BEAUTIFUL.
PS: I'm lovin' the Converse!!! :o)

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

Awesome Post!!

Mental P Mama said...

Amen!

Live.Love.Eat said...

As always, such an awesome post that made me smile. I love it!!!! I really enjoy reading your stuff lady!!!!

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P.S. Mine seems to be fitting in for now but he's only 6 :)

Charlene said...

It's really good that he's different. His unique taste will eventually rub off on other people and before he knows it...he'll have started a fad - but then he'll probably pull out all the stops again so as to keep everyone on their toes! I was alwasy a fit in girl, I didn't (and still don't) like too much attention so I tried to stay as "normal" as possible. Visiting from Mama Kat's!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I am in awe of such a beautiful post and fabulous photos! Great job! Hope their first few days were grand.

Kimberly said...

This brought tears to my eyes, because the last line is so true and so often I wish children who are different could see how wonderful it is to be different, unique. Wonderful post :)

mamamia said...

ilove your poem. Kaish's shoes are so great! And, cannot believe how big he is. He looks like a young man now. Not a little boy any more (sniff, sniff)

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh, I love this post! So inspirational, even for the adult 'kids' in life! :-)

parentingBYdummies said...

Nice photos! But, is he really so different? He looks like a very happy, fun loving, handsome everyday kid. Nothing wrong with that:)

jennykate77 said...

Isn't being different what it's all about? Who wants to be like everybody else?? Not me! I love the pictures of Kaish and his friends. You are such a fabulous talented photographer! Can you come to Oklahoma and take some pics of Isaiah for me?! :) I love this post. You're awesome!

Libby said...

awesome =]

angie said...

Absolutely, positively beautiful......LOVED this. Hear! Hear!

Los said...

That was a great post! I agree! I've never been considered normal ... and that's ok!

Dan said...

Never much of a question in our family. When you all have big ears and big feet and stand well over 6 feet tall even in middle school, you are different. And your cohorts let you know it.

So the real question is does our kid think its good to be different. (Since as we all know, teenagers always bemoan being different.) Now that he is nearing 20, I think so.

RR Mama said...

Love this post! By the way, when did Kaish get so big! I swear he has grown 10ft over night!

Chapati said...

Congrats on a well-deserved POTD, love this!

Alix said...

Yep! Couldn't have said it better myself! (Really! I couldn't!)

Well done and heaps of congratulations on being named POTD by authorblog.

Daryl said...

Back to say congrats on sharing the top honor of POTD!

Marilyn said...

I just wanted to tell you more about my son--the one like Kaishon. I had to spend some considerable time in the principal's office and I worked at school. Lots of times he'd forget something and HAD to have it that morning (mostly homework).

He spent years 2-6 with a string tied on every pair of pants at the belt loop as a tail and he wore out my towels as capes. I thought he'd stop that when he got into Kindergarten but he didn't.

But on a bright note, he won best actor in the school play--a comedy of course. He was voted the funniest senior. And he won numerous art contests when the judges like wacky comic-like pen and ink drawings.

From pictures, Kaishon reminds me of him SO much.

Date Girl said...

What a sweet poem. I love the part about the ears, so cute!

Cheffie-Mom said...

You have a beautiful blog! And what a wonderful post! Congrats on the Post of the Day Award!

Darlene said...

What a FABULOUS post!!!

Jeni said...

A post very well worthy of David's POTD award! Loved this. As the parent of 3 now grown children although my son kind of refuses to "grow up" and with three grandkids now who are fantastic -two of whom are also autisitc -I really do feel the same way about the "kids who are different!"
Peace.

staceyjwarner said...

absolutely beautiful...the kids who are different are angels sent from heaven...

much love,
-stacey

richies said...

Congrats on the post of the day. awesome!

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FreeFlyingMom said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG!!

SKELLER said...

I think they all look like pretty precious kiddos. May they all be blessed with a wonderful school year!

tori said...

A very beautiful post! I have a kid like this too and wouldn't trade him for the world. He has the biggest heart of anyone I know and has been able to see other peoples pain when no one else can. He is a blessing to me. Thanks for reminding me of how much I love his "differences"

Brian Miller said...

really a beautiful piece. its the differences that make life so interesting. i imagine you reminded him how special he was...and that makes all the difference in the world. congrats on the well deserved POTD.

Liz said...

You are such a sweet Mom! I think it's ok to be different and unique! I love those bright blue Converses....too cute!

Billykidd said...

those shoes ROCK! Seriously.
Thank you for all your awesome comments. They make my day.
~Becca

Emily said...

Yay for kids who are different. It would be a very boring world without them. ;-)

E said...

This is a fantastic post. I found you via David at Authorblog- congrats on the award.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are the sweetest!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me all those beautiful and thoughtful comments!

Sorry, I have not been over here in a while, I need to add you to my ever growing list of blogs that I follow:)

I love this post....perfectly said!! Also, love the new bloggy look......your photos have really taken off! You go girl:)

xoxo,

Lisa