Crud #157

Submitted by kwishtee on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 16:42

One time my niece, the little spitfire that she is, tried to embarrass the daylights out of me, and I couldn't run away! We were sitting in the van with her two brothers, & my daughter.. waiting for my sister to get out of the store. The door was open, it was a nice hot day. A few short empty spaces down, who should pull in but a cute little old lady. She was all by herself & so patient as she got out her own walker & went to walk in the store. It was the first time I'd ever prayed that someone couldn't hear. My niece bellows out, honest & sincere as ever "Look at that lady, that lady's old!" I, resisting the urge to hide my face, told her that was not nice to say... maybe even a "shh" or two behind suppressed giggles. She says "What? Her hair's old, her face is old, that lady IS old." After that I couldn't control it anymore.. I was too embarrassed to say anything but there was nowhere to hide, every seat had a car seat, and besides I'd have to close the back door, and awkwardly get to the front to even think about driving away! One thing I learned from that experience, as naive as children may seem when it comes to the ways of the world, they know what goes on in THEIR world, and they are not afraid to let you know.. or anyone else, for that matter.