I know that I am VERY late to this party, but I have fallen in love with a bull named Ferdinand. Thanks to Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, I was introduced to this bull who quite bullishly does not conform. Ferdinand is Ferdinand, with no apologies or acquiescences. It has been in the house for less than 24 hours, and has been read aloud at least six times.
The take away? Be yourself. . . great counsel for young and old alike. Smell on, Ferdinand.
And, a new favorite line in literature. . . .and a fabulous parenting motto: