9 May 2013. 10:10 AM. "In Daddy's Shoes"

Lately Mimi, you've started trying to get into my shoes. And it's really funny, because you see my shoe size is much larger than yours. With you trotting about the house, in those over sized  shoes, worn mostly the wrong way, you look like a baby clown.

But there's a larger issue here Mimi. It's not just about you trying to fit your little baby feet into shoes five times your size, is it? No, it's about something more profound than that.

It's about you trying to grow up faster.
It's about your ambitions, it's about you setting impossible goals for yourself.
It's about you walking around like a Boss.

Me, I love that. Probably because in some strange way, I'm like that too. I hated being a kid, when I was a kid. I wanted to grow up fast. I wanted to have my own car, my own salary, my own space. I wanted to do things the way I wanted to, not the way I was told to.

I'm still like that, to be honest.

People will tell you to go slow. To learn to walk, before you can run. To learn how to wear your own shoes, before you attempt wearing your dad's. Stay away from these people like you would, the plague. No good ever came from taking things slow and easy.

Sure, the tortoise won in the race.
But who has more character, who's the more interesting one of the two?
The bad-ass hare, that's who.

Point is this Mimi, if you're confident about something darling, don't let anything hold you back. If you think you can fit into my shoes, you probably can. Don't let me, or your mother, or anyone else for that matter stop you.

It's good to set impossible goals for yourself. What's the worst thing that can happen? You won't reach it. You'll trip over and fall, while walking in them shoes.

Big deal. Big bloody deal.
Pick yourself up, dust those knees and start walking again.

Here and now, I'm there for you.
I'm there to pick you up when you fall, here to guide you, here to tie your laces.

Tomorrow, who knows.
The world is unpredictable, it throws up strange plots.

All the more reason for you to fit into Daddy's shows baby. Slip your little feet into them. You'll find soon, that they fit just fine.

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