Some of my children have informed me at different times that their friends are either scared of me or think that I don't like them. I'm not sure why this is. I can't really think of many of my kids' friends that I don't like.
I'm going to be traveling as a chaperone with Thumbelina and the cross country team on a trip soon and I was thinking of what I could do so that the kids won't think I'm some meanie-pants parent. I thought maybe I could make myself a shirt that gets the message across for me.
First I came up with this:
but it seemed a bit creepy.
So I thought something like this might get the message across:
except that sometimes I am scary. And I don't want to be a liar. I mean, have you ever seen the way my nostrils flare when I laugh? Or my stalker-smile? Scary.
Well, how about this one?
Nah. More lies.
Well, this one would dispel any worries about my not liking them, right?
But that didn't seem subtle enough. And a bit too needy.
So I finally decided it would be more fun to just mess with them and wear something like this:
Maybe they're right. Maybe I am just scary.