We often get negative attention while out in public so I thought it would be refreshing to post about the positive attention I received when I was out with my family a couple of weeks ago. On this particular Saturday, we took my son to get his haircut at a kiddie hair salon. I wish they had those when I was a kid! My son got to sit in a racing car chair and got to watch the movie Frozen while getting his hair cut! The hairdresser was so good with him too because he is so shy. He was comfortable, did very minimal twitching and it really didn't take too long. They had an indoor slide and toys for the kiddies to play with while waiting, which impressed me. My son even got a lollipop afterwards. The treats were displayed on the counter and it was up to the parent to decide whether or not the child should have one. As a parent, you don't feel pressured or feel like a monster for turning away offered candy.
As I took off my coat, most parents there gave me weird looks. I am used to it and it only encourages me to smile at them. It is amusing, they either feel uncomfortable and smile back or they keep giving me dirty looks which just makes me smile more!
Out of nowhere this middle-aged woman comes running up to me and saying how she loved my outfit, the way I dress and how I should never change because I look wonderful!
This reaction completely threw me off guard. I did feel a little uncomfortable but it was still nice to get positive attention. What I wore? Nothing über goth really since I was only out to get my kid's haircut. I wore my Siouxsie shirt, a purple tutu skirt with plain black leggings and my Doc Martens. I had simple makeup, after all, I have out grown the urge to always go out showing off how "dark and spooky" I am! Besides, I am no makeup guru, it is better to wear simple than risk looking like I fell into a makeup box!