fake brows?



So today I am volunteering in Briggs’ 4th grade classroom.  My job was to work with small groups and help them creatively write one paragraph about Saudi Arabia using a list of approximately 20 facts.  As I begin with my first group, I am interrupted approximately a minute into my explanation by a boy who asks, “Are your eyebrows fake?” 

Now I wasn’t sure exactly how to respond.  The variety of thoughts that ran quickly through my mind were:

HARDCORE MOM REACTION:
“Shut up and listen to the instructions.”

YOUR MOM MUST HAVE HAD SOME WORK DONE TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT REACTION:
“Nope they are real.  I just happen to be closer to forty now than thirty.”

SELF-CONSCIOUS, I JUST HAD MY TWENTY-YEAR REUNION REACTION:
“Holy Shit.  Do my eyebrows look fake?  Could it be true?  Do I look weird?  I just tweezed them last week? Did anyone else think so this weekend?”

Well, I have never been quick with the one-liners so we just moved on with the exercise.  But I did make a run to the bathroom at the next opportunity. 

Kids…there is no filter!

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