in this post, i will expound on the etiquette of when to stare, and when not to stare.
learn it, live it, love it.
when to stare:
butt cracks, one cannot help it, stare away.
car accidents. admit it, we stare.
superman, with a beard. never stop staring.
although it is ok to stop staring at this.
arm pit hair on women. that is a shudder stare.
now let us discuss when it is not ok to stare at.
at my children.
i understand emma and ben are unique. they are not freaks. they are not so unusual that you need to turn your body to continue staring as we walk by.
the are not so interesting that i have to actually say, ‘you need to stop staring now.’
what needed to be stared at was your out of control children.
that would have been a good thing for you to notice.
yes, ben walks like he has his own drummer keeping rhythm.
yes, emma does wear noise reduction head phones and is usually carrying some household cleaner.
that might merit a look, of course, but not a full-on stare with mouth open.
when it would be acceptable to stare at my children is if you happen to see this.
then by all means stare, and say hello while you are at it.
this message has been brought to you by an accomplished starer.