Go visit The Secret Life of Tova Darling to find (or share!) more awkwardness because it's... that's right... Totally Awkward Tuesday!
I'm having a bit of trouble revving up my brain this morning, let's hope it's just allergies, but since I can't think, I'm going to share something from Monsoon's blog. He does have a gift for turning my face from pasty to candy apple in seconds, be it with make-up or a handful of words.
So I'm sort of new to this particular church, but I really like it. I like the pastor, who is also new there. He's got 3 kids and his youngest is a boy about Monsoon's age, both of them having similar excitable personality traits - you know those kids, the ones old people call "wild" and feel the need to grumble in the grocery line about their parents. Personally, I love those kids who find joy in everything and get so happy they can't stand to be still, but I'm partial. I digress.
We stayed after church for a lunch/meeting and happened to find ourselves sitting at the same small round table as Pastor BG and his son, who Monsoon just loves (he gets so excited about seeing other kids, you'd think we kept him locked in a closet). After the initial excitement of "Yay! It's my friend! Yay!" and the kids calmed down enough to notice other people sitting at the table, Monsoon's eyes found Pastor.
"Why do you don't have any hair?"
Maybe this wouldn't have been quite so awkward in any other setting? I usually handle questions with ease, even when he asks about why that person's chair has wheels or why is she walking like that or why does that kid talks different.... I feel strongly about not making a big deal out of those questions, and answering him honestly and never making him uncomfortable with other people just because they are different from him. But the bald question to our pastor.... it got me. I was stumped. I froze.
Luckily, Pastor Bald Guy seemed almost unphased, and I think he was trying not to laugh. He answered something about shaving it (really?) but I still had trouble finding things to say the rest of the afternoon. I actually forgot to even introduce myself. What an idiot.
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