Friday, December 10, 2010
With Rio strangers stop me and say, "Wow, he's full of energy. You must be tired."
But their tone is saying, " Control you child. And by the way...you look like crap."
I respond with a smile, "Yes, he's all boy. If I could bottle his energy I'd be rich. But he keeps me young."
What I'm really saying, "I get it, you don't like boys because your old and bitter."
From when Amaya was a baby strangers always stop me to ask, "Where did she get that beautiful red hair. Is that her natural hair color."
Their tone is saying, "She obviously doesn't take after you, you must dye her hair for attention."
I respond with a smile, "Yup, it's the Irish in her. You can't get that color in a bottle."
I'm really saying, "Are you an idiot. Of course it's her natural color. And don't waste your money, her color wouldn't look right on you."
If there's nothing nice to say, say something else!