Friday, May 15, 2009
I'm seeing cross-eyed
My daughters, especially my youngest, love to cross their eyes. Sassy has found that it gets her instant attention. Honestly, I prefer eye-crossing over her other crowd pleaser "the pick and eat".
Anyway, I was out shopping with Sassy and she started crossing her eyes at this guy on the frozen food aisle. He turned to me and said, "I think there is something wrong with your daughter's eyes."
Alarmed, I turned to look at Sassy and saw her display. In a fake, happy voice I said to the concerned stranger, "Oh, she just likes to do that to get attention! It always seems to work too!" I puncuated my comment with a forced fake laugh. I am all charm I tell you....
He said, "Well it got my attention! Did you teach her that?" His tone and demeaner made it sound like I had taught my daughter this "trick" to pick up men on the frozen food aisle.
I looked at him, fake smile in place, fake voice ready and said, "NOPE! She learned it from her father!" Which is a lie...sad to say....Big C couldn't cross his eyes to save his life. However, it was effective in getting rid of the weirdo who thought I was pathetic enough to use my daughter to pick up men....AS IF! I can cross my own eyes THANK YOU! I don't need her for that! :D
Side note: I ran into the guy at least five more times in the store....awkward! Did I smile and pretend we were friendly? Pretend he wasn't there? Or turn the other way? Pathetically, I used all three methods that day. What would you have done?