So when we were camping yesterday, the campground had a DJ in the evening and was doing karaoke. I personally can't sing and would never get up to try to. But Mr. Ripples has a great voice. So I encouraged him to go up and sing since the girls have never seen him get up on stage and sing before. He sang Queen's We Will Rock You (One of the girls favorites) and then sang We Are The Champions. Little Ripples was so proud that her dad was up on stage singing in front of everyone.
I tried to tell her what my mom always told me when we were on vacation: "You'll never see these people again." To which she replied. "What about at breakfast?" Huh. She got me there.
Then my husband told her something that I think was perfect and I will try to always remember it when I start to not do something because I'm feeling too self conscious: "Don't worry about what these other people think, because people that don't worry about what other people think of them have more fun."