made me realize that girls
are pretty interesting
In third grade (Mrs. Jundrice's class), there was a girl named Terri King who flirted with me. Being a pre-pubescent boy, I was under the impression that Girls were, well, just plain weird. I dutifully ignored her and hung out with the Guys.
Terri decides one day to use this kiddie rhyme on me, but with a twist. She said:
"Chinese" fingers pull the outside corners
of her eyes upwards.
"Japanese" fingers pull the outside corners
of her eyes downwards.
"Dirty Knees" her hands lift up her skirt
and she shows me her underwear.
"Look at these" her hands lifted up her shirt
and showed me her 'boobies'.
That was the first time I had ever
seen a topless
girl. The other guys from my clique
just stood there with their jaws open, and Terri's friends were aghast at her display
My typical male reaction kicked in. "You wanna be my girlfriend?"
"It's about time," she said.
She was my first real girlfriend kiss ten seconds later. Unlike most folks, I remember almost everything about her, including her (then) complete address and her sister's name to this day. We were an item for almost six months, which is astoundingly long in kid years.
miravelle says hi, about your chinese, japanese, dirty knees, look at these WU, it's interesting, but the connotations are a bit offensive in that it wasn't stated that it was racist or derogatory, which may be understable in a child, but not when it is not put into context.
Very good point. Kids do say the strangest things, but out of context this can be construed as an offensive statement. No offense was intended, it was just a retelling of an event that I remembered after I first saw the node title.