Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I'm Fierce

Fierce?

If you don't have a teenager then let me enlighten you that taking a selfie with your fingers poised just so stands for "fierce."  Make me laugh....OUT LOUD!  First of all do they even know the definition of the word itself...here's a couple for your reading pleasure.

1.  menacingly wild, savage, or hostile: fierce animals; a fierce look.

2.  violent in forceintensity, etc.: fierce winds.

Do they really believe they are these things?  Do they think they are conveying this message?  They don't know fierce.  I would like to line them up and smack them ask them if they ever cleaned up someone else's barf, been peed on, cleaned up poop or wiped a booger off their arm that wasn't theirs.  That's fierce right there.  Have they ever gone to head to head with another parent defending their young?  That can get ugly.  Still, I think the most fiercesome thing I came up with besides the gross stuff and turning into a Mama Bear, was this:  Would they lay down their life for someone else?  My guess is no.  I do not even have to hesitate when asked that one.  It's a done deal.  My life for theirs.  That is what fierce means.  I will be menacing and wild if you put my child in any danger.  Do not tangle with any mother.  I am also a violent force of intensity if you cross me; especially when it comes to my kids.  I do not shield them from the world at large, but I will fight anyone who hurts them.  I submit then, that these kids do not know what fierce truly means.  One day they surely will, but for a certainty, it is not that pose.

What is fierce to you?