Recently we headed south to cover a mountain bike event. Noah loves being right in the middle of everything during these events: he loves to observe, he loves to participate, he loves to socialize, he loves to “help.” Over the years he has befriended the IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol volunteers. Who’s to blame him? They are all around awesome guys! At the latest event his best buddy, Paul, brought his son with him. (A preface here: Noah was wearing a hot pink sport skirt and an equally pink cycling jersey.) The initial conversation went something like this:
George: Hi, I’m George! Nice to meet you!
Noah: (Silently waves)
George: (Staring at Noah intently) What is your favorite color?
Noah: (Pauses long and hard) What is YOUR favorite color?
George: MY favorite color is HOT pink!
Noah: (Eyes as bright as the sun) MY favorite color is ANY kind of pink.
And there, folks, is where they traveled off into the pink sunset…barely to be seen by a single adult for the rest of the day. Even in a testosterone laced environment we find acceptance!