PBIS: Pride and Your Family

Being proud of your family is pretty darn important… ...especially when you have friends over and your dad won’t stop singing “It’s Raining Men,” while your mom tries to figure out if she has a psychic connection with the cat. You gotta have a lot of pride to get through that.

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american blood but there's also some english in there Emily

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has always struggled with her identity a bit she's nothing

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like her friend colette and exchange student who's french through

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and through or her friend paul who couldn't be more

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australian if he wrestled crocodiles daily Even some of her

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classmates who aren't total purebreds quote at least they don't

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have quite as much going on is her family does

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but the unfortunate thing is that millie resents her family

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for being such a hodgepodge almost as if they came

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from all over the place and crossed ethnic bloodlines just

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despite their future offspring couldn't think it's fair that she

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barely knows what holiday is to celebrate or what traditional

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foods to be proud of or what in the world

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her family's coat of arms looks like though she makes

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a conscious effort to hide her background ashamed as she

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is of her own family doesn't even invite any friends

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over to her house afraid they're going to take one

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look at our freakish mish mosh relatives and run screaming

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for the hills But one day milly leaves some of

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her homework at colette's house and collect runs it over

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to the miko its residents so she can return it

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amily isn't home but her mother invites colette in for

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a sec and collects blown away by all the evidence

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of millie's diversity the russian flag hanging on the wall

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in her dad's office the full wall map of scotland

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in the front entryway siri's of dream catchers in the

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den showcasing her mother's ancestry and well okay so from

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an interior decorating standpoint maybe it's a bit tacky but

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we'll totally fascinating Millie is initially devastated when she learns

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of her friends a infiltration into her home but her

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attitude changes in a jiff once colette starts gushing about

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how awesome her family is and how interesting it's history

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her stupid family is just stupid french fine and all

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but he's only got one nation shins traditions to celebrate

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one nation's cuisine to pig out on at family get

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together it takes some convincing but before long millie realizes

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how good she's actually got it Her family's diversity is

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open her eyes over the years to different cultures giving

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her much broader and more intelligent worldview than many of

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her less mudblood ish piers But it had never occurred

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to her before How rare and important that perspective really

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is not until colette forced her to look at things

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in a different way and made her realize how much

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pride she should be taking in her own family Okay

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so yeah when you're a teenager being different isn't always

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the greatest thing But what millie realized in that moment

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is that well being different is really what gives each

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of us our individuality and makes us interesting Of course

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pure blood collette was just is proud of her family

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despite the lack of ancestral diversity You know she did

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lovingly refer to them as stupid once in a while

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when it comes down to it It's not the particulars

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of anyone family's journey that matters but simply that whatever

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that journey wasit somehow ultimately resulted in you all the

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different ethnic influences that had moulded million to the lovely

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personable and open minded young woman's you have grown up

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to be well They were to think for not turning

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her into someone less million sh that evening to prove

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to her family how much more she now appreciated them

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He sat down for a game of kilted chess with 00:03:14.293 --> [endTime] dad