Riley and her Gramma went for pedis today. It was my mother’s first pedicure ever. Riley had a male technician, and during the pedi she starting leaning over toward my mother saying, “This is inappropriate.” My mom thought maybe she was talking about the foot massage, etc.
It was the TV. The news about Rep. Todd Akin’s asinine views on rape/pregnancy was droning on and on. Riley didn’t really understand it, but kept hearing the word rape thrown around, and frankly, it was messing with her relaxed vibrating-chair pedi mojo. She spoke up and insisted that the salon change the channel! And they did. Twice. Because the second channel they went to was “inappropriate” too.
Another day soon I’ll explain the whole thing to her, the significance of this news story.
For today I am thrilled that she advocated for herself. Something was making her uncomfortable, and she spoke up to a bunch of adults and asked them to make an adjustment.
Mama couldn’t be more proud.