Tonight before church we stopped in at Wendys for a nutritious meal. The girls and Mack were supposed to be sitting at a table waiting for me. Ruby came over after a minute and said that a group of teenage girls were laughing at them. I told her that they probably just thought they were really cute. Ruby just looked at me like I was crazy and dead wrong. I told her to get the other two and come stay with me. Molly chimed in and seemed to think the girls were being nasty.
We chose another table where they couldn’t see the girls. ANYWAY, I told them that this should be a lesson in how to treat people and that they should remember that it didn’t feel good to have someone laughing at them. I proceeded to tell them about a time that I had a short hair cut in 6th grade and some older kids asked me if I was a boy or a girl. I told them that it really hurt my feelings. Ruby had a sad look on her face for me and asked me what I said to them. I told her I said I was a girl, but I was still hurt that they had to ask! Molly was just staring at me and listening. Then, she asked, very straight-forward, “How short?”
It was as if she wanted to be sure that never happened to her, so she needed to see how short this hair do was that caused someone to confuse me for a boy.
Ruby was laughing at her, and I was giggling, so Molly got mad. Mack started laughing, though he wasn’t sure why. Then, Molly said to him, “MACK, JUST EAT YOUR BURGER!!”
Mack said, “Don’t worry,” and he took a big bite.
It was just a funny conversation. These little people make me laugh.
Right now they are all in my bed watching a movie. They just don’t think I should ever be by myself. I mean, how awful would that be?!