The other day I went to pick Austin up at school. All the kids were in the back yard playing in the snow. He came out to meet me and wanted to go around the corner to slide down the small hill the snow plow had made. I told him okay and started to walk with him. He started to sprint towards the hill (he is quite safe, there are only buildings around) and before I could tell him to watch out for the people coming towards him, he had his hand out in front of him yelling "EXCUSE ME!" People moved (the people that know Austin) but this one man had the freakiest look on his face. I laughed right at him, I couldn't help it. It was just the way he was looking at Austin running at him, his hand and arm out in front of him yelling "excuse me" 20 feet away! The ladies surrounding this man, were giggling too, but at watching Austin have so much fun, not at him running towards them. Austin is just a fun and happy kid. The other parents know this about him and they always smile when they see him play. :)
Now, the laugh on my part. I have no idea. Is this my way of dealing with these flabbergasted people? You know the ones, they make strange faces when they look at your child. If it had been me, I wouldn't have thought anything of a 5 year old saying "excuse me" and running towards a snow hill, really, that doesn't seem odd to me. Then again, I am a very unique individual. ;) The fact that Austin finally looks out for people around him and tells people "excuse me" is a huge accomplishment. He would normally mow you down like a combine at harvest time! Maybe this man would have preferred that option! ;)
*HUGS* to all! Have a great day everyone!