We tell our kids all the time not to worry about what people think ... but they will... and we did. I try to remind them that when you're our age now you are much more free to be who you are and like what you like without harrassment. Caring less and less what people think as you age is freeing. Still I'm struck when I find myself falling from time to time into a lunchbox scenario feeling like a second grader worrying too much.
May we all freely wield our Hardy Boys Mysteries boxes whatever they may be and rest in knowing that God created us unique.