March 25, 2004


Those of you who know me, and quite frankly anyone who has met me, generally become aware that kids and I just don’t click. I don’t think I even really liked kids when i WAS a kid, there were very few exceptions.

Last night I agreed to go out to dinner with my friend Rebecca and the kid she is a Nanny for. They also brought along one of his friends. Rebecca promised me they were cool kids and that I would like them…and I have to be honest she was right. Her best advice to me was to think of kids as constantly drunk little adults, gives you more of a reason to excuse stupid behavior. And for some reason this logic really worked well for me. And although I was on my best behavior I can’t completely change my personality for the sake of a couple of ten year olds.

My conversation with the kids:

Tommy: “Rebecca says you don’t hang out with kids - why not?”

Chris (Tommy’s friend): “Yeah, why not?”

Me: “Cause I don’t like them.….but there’s an exception to every rule so congratulations on your part.”

Later on that night, I thought maybe I was a little harsh in blatantly pointing out to two ten years old that I don’t like their kind. But when I arrived to work in the morning sitting on my desk were two glorious Rice Krispie Treats (a personal favorite) that Tommy had given to Rebecca to give to me since he knew I liked them.

Cute kid…smart kid.…i’ll definitely be up for hanging out with him again.…maybe once a year…from a distance.

Posted by Adrienne at March 25, 2004 12:53 PM

surprise little gifts of sweetness?, that boy's gonna go far with the ladies.

Posted by: jade on March 25, 2004 01:54 PM

once a year...from a distance...while wearing a haz-mat suit...armed with a stun gun. You want to be able to neutralize the little buggers if they get outta hand. ;-)

Posted by: Clint on March 27, 2004 04:06 AM