December 22, 2008
In visitation Sunday there were tiny people everywhere!
I have a minor problem when I'm around certain children. They freak me out! I either freeze up or try to avoid them. If I spend time with a kid, I get over it fairly quickly. I've had girlfriends with small kids. But kids I'm not already comfortable around make me nervous. Once comfortable, I'm very good with kids.
Sunday's visit was no exception. There was a little tiny boy zooming around who had me nearly in a panic. He couldn't have been older than 3&1/2 and stood maybe 2.5 foot tall. He was adorable. But at one point, as I stood at the ashtray smoking, the little guy did a lap around me and stood next to me with a tiny fist of rocks looking up at me. I froze. I couldn't move! I could only stand there like an idiot. The little guy turned to Tony, also standing there smoking, and pointed his fist of rocks at the ashtray looking up at him for help. "Want me to put those in there for ya?" Tony asked him. He nodded his head 'yes.' Tony reached down and opened his hand palm up. The toddler dropped the three or four pebbles in his open hand. Tony then dropped them into the ashtray while he intently watched.
As soon as his mission was accomplished the little guy moved on. Only then did I walk back to the table and sit down and visit with Doug.
Even Tony's 11-year-old had me nervous. She spoke to me a couple times and I couldn't hold a conversation or look at her very long when she spoke to me. I'd clam up. I just know she thinks I'm weird. LOL.
I was nervous around my neice too when I was out. She was around 9 years old. But an ex of mine had two boys, 6 and 8, who I was fine around.
What's wrong with me? Kids are just little tiny people. Why do I freak out? The smaller they are, the more I feel nervous. Has anybody seen, heard of or experienced this before?
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