Transporting a carload of kids home today, I noticed that the busload of girls directly in front of us were looking and waving at us--or to be more exact, at my son, Venger Jr., seated beside me in the front of our vehicle. Once the girls had our attention they started holding up their fingers to communicate numbers---seven fingers, then three fingers, etc.
"Oh, look guys, those girls are giving Jr. their phone numbers!"
Laughter all around, and one rather embarassed boy...
On a hunch that one of the girls would know a little sign language since girls are always fascinated by it, I pointed to my son and signed "cute".
Ah, one of the little cherubs did indeed know a little sign. "Yes," she nodded.
Laughter on the bus and one girl pushed the head-nodder.
More teasing in our car.
But all good things must come to an end. We approached the on-ramp to the interstate, and I switched lanes. The mass movement on the bus to the starboard (right) side would surely have capsized a boat, but being in a bus they were safe. Sensing an additional opportunity to pester my son further, I put down my window, slowed down as we passed, and called out, "He's cute, huh?" and the girls all vociferously agreed while the carpool continued to laugh and to tease my poor boy who was actually a very good sport about the whole thing.
Was I ever that young?