I bought some new lipstick a few days ago (Almay Wine). I generally just wear clear lip gloss, but felt like living a little dangerously.
I wore it yesterday when I went to my first parent meeting at Liv's school. Bing, who had managed to weasel out of it by offering to babysit Liv, saw me as I was getting ready to leave and wolf whistled.
"Well, don't you look alluring. Loookkkiiinnn goooodddd, babe."
Liv was doing her homework at the kitchen table. "What does alluring mean?" she asked me as I bent to kiss her goodbye.
"It means that Bing thinks I look pretty," I said, in a hurry, making sure that I had my keys, etc.
I left and didn't think a thing about it.
Today when I went to pick Liv up at at school, I got there a little early and was observing the class. I plan to do a whole blog about her teacher, Ms. Pari, because while she has only taught Liv for five days, I can tell that we are both gonna love her. She is blog worthy.
But, today.....I was sitting in a chair as she helped the children gather their books. She walked over to me and her long red braids nearly fell on my shoulder as she whispered, "Hey, do you have a sec?"
She was trying not to smile. "I just wanted you to know that today I got quite a nice compliment from Liv," she began.
I smiled. Waited.
"She walked in the door and told me that I looked very alluring today..."
We both laughed. I told her about Bing's comment last night and she nodded, said she figured that Liv must have heard it like that. I said that I would clarify the word for Liv. She said she would appreciate that...not that she didn't appreciate knowing that she looked alluring, but from an eight year old????
So, not only can I not hear properly, I also know now that I need to be very careful with proper definitions.......