Thursday, August 16th 2012
It’s In His Kiss

It’s been one year since the last Meet The Teacher thing. Last year I ridiculously spazzed out the children needlessly by telling them to dress according to the first impression they wanted to make on their teachers. I don’t know what I was thinking. They were already nervous, and then they were dressed weird.

So today I didn’t say anything of the sort. I made sure they brushed their teeth. And that was it.

They weren’t dressed weird, but they were nervous and OH MY GOSH. Let’s take four of us and amplify our social anxiety issues, add the scent of freshly sharpened pencils, and go to school where we can trip over each other, annoy one another, and generally just misbehave.

Yeah, me included.

It was after the second teacher meeting that I called the boys together for another hallway whispered chat about behavior. And it was SO needed. I was bent at the waist so that i could more directly look into the eyes of the two shorter children – the two shorter children were the ones who were most in need of my mommy lecture.

I had only just gotten started in my whispered rehashing of the mommy lecture on Appropriate School Behavior when Caden-8yr smiled widely and leaned over and kissed my right cheek.

I lost my train of thought. I was eye to eye with the most adorable little freckled kid ever. And he was quite proud of himself. I was instantly immobilized. As if I’d been tasered. The three boys started giggling. I couldn’t help it. I did, too. I totally forgot the rest of my speech and it IRKED me. Whatever i was going to say was just, poof, gone. I tried a few times to re-start, but couldn’t form a sentence.

I gave up and we walked off to the car. Caden-8yr proudly explained his moment of genius to his brothers, “I just thought if I’d kiss her, she’d stop talking. And it WORKED!” The brothers were thrilled with his quick thinking and patted him on the back for it.

We have one more teacher appointment later this afternoon.

I will watch out for the powerful mommy silencing secret weapon that has now been discovered and prepare accordingly.

I wish I were taller.

 

~hm

8 Comments on “It’s In His Kiss”

1
sara r
August 16th, 2012
10:46 am

Oh my gosh! Too cute! and to think, at 8 years old, he KNEW EXACTLY what he was doing!!! Watch out for that one ;-)

2
crickl's nest
August 16th, 2012
11:54 am

That is so cute! (and just like a guy! lol)
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3
Geekwif
August 16th, 2012
2:31 pm

So stinking cute!!!

And guys say we use our feminine wiles to get what we want. They have wiles too! Apparently even as little boys.
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4
Jan
August 16th, 2012
6:09 pm

Adorable!!
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5
Mother T
August 18th, 2012
7:18 am

It amazes me how quickly children learn ways to “control” their parents! Grandchildren do the same types of things and it just melts me in my tracks.

6
Sara
August 19th, 2012
1:16 am

Your boys are just too cute! Oh my. :)

7
Kelsey
August 19th, 2012
10:53 pm

sara r,
he definitely did. disconcerting!

crickl’s nest,
it starts kinda soon.

gw,
you sexy thing. no one has ever accused me of having, much less being able to use, ‘wiles’ of any sort.

jan,
he is. usually.

mother t,
YES. even as babies.

sara,
thank you. : )

8
michele
August 21st, 2012
11:16 am

LOL! They’d better watch out though. Next time you’ll be prepared for it. Unless it’s all three at once or some sort of synchronized attack kiss…

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