If you've fallen prey to any of these ugly things, you can either repent and come back to the fold of safe style mediocrity, or else defend yourself and try to convert me to your aesthetically-challenged ways. If I'm really wrong (and I think that I am not), I'd love for you to educate me. Because I have changed my mind in the past. I used to think mangoes tasted like porta-potties (based on my imagination, not experience), but now I love them! Your favorite ugly thing could be my next mango.
First offender: Peep Toe Wedge Booties
Second offender: Anthropomorphic Fox Art
|So ironic. It's so deep I'm drowning.|
|Like a Charlie Brown sand art.|
These are lessons in ugliness. That being said, I know it doesn't take much energy to dislike something. What is admirable is admitting your fondness for something others think is ugly/weird/stupid. It's okay if you love (or wish) that your baby sleeps under a mural of a band of foxes wearing Chevron-print toe cleavage booties. What's not okay is that your child may expect you to pay the inevitable therapy fees they will incur after they move back into that creepy nursery after graduating with a degree in humanities--that's just entitlement.