The Slice of Life March Challenge is hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
The other day I got into my son's Blazer and of course his radio was not on the station I listen to, and the volume was much louder than what I prefer. I turned it down a bit, but continued listening to the song. The song kept repeating the same line over and over.
"I wish that I could be like the cool kids,
Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in."
I stopped and thought, "Did they just say what I think they said?"
Being a middle school teacher, I just shook my head. Everyday I see kids who want to be like the cool kids, and yes, who want to fit in. It is a constant struggle for many kids this age. Fitting in is so difficult when you are still trying to understand who you really are and who you want to be.
But what makes a kid cool? Is it being an athlete, being smart, wearing the brand name clothes, being rich, or being popular? Who defines what is cool and what isn't?
A few days later, I decided to Google this song, hoping that the lyrics were actually something inspiring. I found an article written on Radio.com about the four siblings who make up the group Echosmith and who sing this song. Here is what they said: