Thursday, March 25, 2010

kids say the darnedest


According to two of my third graders, I was wearing way too much makeup today.

Ok, so maybe they aren't used to seeing me with much makeup on. I do go to work in a t-shirt jeans, and grungy tennis shoes most days because we play outside and get dirty. Most days I wear a minimal powder, blush, and mascara. I mean, I always have to wear a little bit of mascara because my eyelashes are transparent.

Today (like every Thursday), I was dressed nicely and actually had on a wee bit of eyeliner. It was my day to actually observe in a classroom, and of course I wanted to look nice and professional. So, I looked a bit more girly than I usually do...but it's not like I was wearing a lot of makeup. At all. Seriously.

So, I went to the school to pick the kiddos up and two of them ran up to me and the following is our conversation:

Kid #1: "Whoa Miss 'Ruby', you are wearing WAY too much makeup today!"

Me: (Saying nothing) I looked at her in a very perplexed manner.

Kid #2: "Yeah, you just really put your face on way too thick today."

Kid #1: "You just kind of look gothic."

Me: "So, maybe I am gothic."

I honestly couldn't think of anything else to say.

But just to prove that kids say the darnedest, see below for my "massive" amounts of eye makeup:

Poor, poor quality from my camera phone...but you get the idea

Seriously???


7 comments:

Manhattan Mommy said...

That's funny. What they meant to say was that they love you just the way you are! :)

Sherrie said...

ROTFL That is so funny. I ran into a student recently who is now 19 (I taught her when she was 12-13) and her biggest memory of me was how pretty my nails always looked! The things they focus on. ;)

LauraAnn said...

That is so funny! You never know what will come out of a childs mouth.

Shoshanah said...

It's funny the little things about you that kids will notice. When I worked after school care I used to always wear my hair up in a ponytail. There were a few times when I had my hair straight and wore it down. And the kids, (really only the girls) were a little obsessed with it. I pretty much made a point to rarely wear it down after getting such a big reaction for such a small thing.

CBC said...

WHOA! Pipe down on the eye make up lady! Haha so funny....but also kind of refreshing that kids can appreciate and prefer your natural look!

Lucky in Love said...

I used to work in a school and one time one of the first graders told me it looked like I had dirt on my face from my makeup. Thanks! Kids sure don't hold back :)

Slumber Designs said...

OMG... so funny!! My dad always told me when I was a kid that I wore too much makeup... and it was the same amount that you were wearing!! I had no idea what he was talking about. But great post girl, I LOL the entire time I was reading it.

Happy Weekend Everyone!