Saturday, July 04, 2009
Is it possible to hate a future adult?
Maybe "hate" is a strong word.
Tonight we were at the ice cream parlor (enzymes in, girls? Coconut ice cream for Bella) and I saw a girl no older than 6 and immediately disliked her. Not her actually, I disliked her adult self.
I'm telling you, she had a look that told me, "As an adult, little girl, you will be an asshole and I will not like you." She did. I swear. I don't usually sum up the entire future of tots at first glance. Really. And it's not as if I dislike ALL adult women with pool slide noses, watery blue eyes and razor straight chin length straw colored bobbed hair and a smattering of freckles.
Somehow, this child telegraphed, "One day I will live in NewDarienStamWich and drive a H23 which will get .02 miles per gallon and I will not give a shit and I will have 3 kids named Madison, Addison and young Ladison IV named after his father Ladison Freemont Saltonpratt the III each of whom will attend Montessouri school and excel in squash, Spanish and who will think that Consuela, our maid, is a nicer person than I am."
Is today over yet?