The Black Sheep

Wikipedia defines a black sheep as an “idiom used to describe an odd or disreputable member of a group, especially within a family. The term has typically been given negative implications, implying waywardness. It derived from the atypical and unwanted presence of other black individuals in flocks of white sheep.”

I have been thinking about this concept as I look at Poppy’s mobile, which was given to her by her Great Grandfather, and floats beautifully in her room.

Surely we would like our children to express their individuality, to be different, to stand out from the crowd – or do we? Conforming our behaviour is important in regards to acceptance and belonging. I really hope Poppy does have wayward moments as she explores her own individuality and expression, in the future.

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