I live within walking distance of my older kids' school. On the corner across from the school, as in every location in Warsaw, there is a corner grocery store. I use this store for a lot of my shopping.
What this means though, is that in addition to my children, I get to see everyone else's children, because a store near a school immediately becomes a teen hang out.
In addition to groceries the store sells copious amounts of alcohol and cigarettes. Yep, you can see where this is going.
There's one "child" (can you call them children when they're older than 16?) that I see just about every day at the school. He waves and says hi and is very polite.
When I see him in front of the store smoking and whatnot, I say hello and he pretends that he does not see me. Apparently there is an invisibility shield in front of the store. I'm not sure which one of us becomes invisible, but I totally hope it's me, 'cause I could harness that for all kinds of other interesting activities. Although, seeing as I can still see him, it MUST be me. To do list for today: Buy vegetables, make dinner, harness invisibility mechanism.
Last week, he saw Tigger walking up to the store (apparently the invisibility shield works only on me) and he said "Um, did you see what I was doing?"
She said "Yep."
He said, "Don't tell your parents, 'k?"
She said, "Um, you DO know that my parents are NOT stupid, right? My mom has seen you many, many times."
He stared at her blankly. She kept walking.
So, anyone have any ideas on how to harness this invisibility shield? Think of the possibilities!