Friday, May 10, 2013

What is it with these kids?

           I'm not really complaining, I'm just curios.  Every single time I go to the park, and I mean every time, there is a little curios wonder (a kid) who comes and introduces him or herself.  It doesn't matter if I by myself or with ten other people, if its a park in the zoo or a golf course a little stranger is always there waiting for me to play with them.  One time I was with Aliese at a normal park, we were on our way out when this four year old boy comes up and starts talking like crazy.  He said that I was in an earth quake and that he has always wanted to cause an earth quake.  So the kid starts jumping up and down saying that he was giving the ants an earth quake.  He seemed quite happy because of it.  Then me Gracie and Aliese were playing Yahtzee and one of mom students younger sisters came through our bedroom door (which was tightly shut) and asked if she could play.

           Aliese:  We're almost done and then we can playing again with you okay?
           (she sighs, then nods)
           The creepy little girl:  One . . . two . . . three . . . four . . . five . . . .

            Remember this is Yahtzee so we're counting and stuff, and with this girl screaming ONE!!!  TWO!!!  THREE!!! In our ear, it isn't as fun.  Aliese asks her to stop.  She totally flips out on us!  Eventully she calms down.  Then she starts talking like 50 syllables per second.  She started talking about movies she highly advised us not to watch a certain movie that was "way to scary" and then told us every detail about it.  I role.  It was a nightmare.

           Okay most of them aren't that bad but oi, the ones who are?  (groan.)  Today me and Gracie are at  a drinking fountain before we go home to the park.  A little girl walks up.

           "Hi, I'm Audrey."

           Her voice was so quiet I could hardly hear her.

           "I'm Anna, it's nice to meet you."

            Then she shyly says  "Do you want to play with me?"

            And I sware her eyes get two times bigger.  She looks so desperate for a friend.  Gracie is still frozen, to scared to move.  The sun beating down on me, sweat burning on my skin.

          "I'm sorry, but we were on our way home."

           "Then maybe . . . maybe we can play next time?"

           "Sure."  I say, aalmost positive that we'll never see each other again.  She waves her hand and says "Bye Anna!"

           "Bye Audry!"  I say.  I come back home wondering why kids stick to me like lether.  Why do they all ask me to play instead of other kids their age?  Has this ever happened to you?


  1. You must just have a nice way about you that draws them to you. Try to be PATIENT!!!! You were little once too. Easier said than done. Hopefully it lets up a little and you get more time to yourself. Can't wait to see you soon!

  2. hahaha this was funny. You are a good writer. I used to and still do actually- attract little kids- toddlers- well, even older kids- prob toddler to 8 yrs old age. They just like me for some reason. It must be something about us that attracts them, probably our personality. We are both happy people and pretty animated, and kids love that. That's funny. love you.

  3. And Megan doesn't understand bc she doesn't have kids flocking to her all the time. It can be annoying when you don't feel like playing with them. Usually it's fine, but sometimes you just feel like being left alone and so it can be annoying sometimes. But we just have to keep being nice!

  4. I agree you are a great writer! I say count your blessings, I attract dysfunctional people. People just start telling me all their problems, very personal and usually disturbing things. Ask your mom if I'm telling the truth, she has been with me when this happens. All I do is say Hi, how are you? Pretty safe thing wouldn't you say? Then they start, it is exhausting. I think we all put off a certain Ora and that attracts or repels certain kinds of people. But I have say it would get annoying. :-) love you!!!