I finally have a filter in place mostly because the last time I tried small talk at my kids’ school was terrible.
This filter is small and falls out often. However, I’ve noticed over the last few months that it occasionally works.
I CAN BE TAUGHT(-ish)!
A Few Things I’ve Learned Not To Say:
Oh, you like this dress? It’s my I-didnt-shave-my-legs dress.
Oh, the show Doomsday Preppers makes you laugh at the crazy people? My goal is to have water and canned food hidden around my home so it doesn’t matter which room we’re caught in when THEY COME.
Oh, you like my hair? It’s curly because I haven’t brushed it.
Oh, what do I do? I’m a blogger, a stay-at-home mom, a poet, and a zombie-literature aficionado.
Oh, you have a blog? Awesome.
Oh, you like my running shorts? I haven’t run in a year, but I had no clean underwear and these have a built-in pair.
Oh, you’ve heard of my husband but go to a different pediatrician? I’m so sad for you and your low-quality medical care.
Oh, what’s Twitter? It’s a social media thing where you write micro blogs in 140 characters or less and you talk with people most of whom you’ve never met and who might not even be who they say they are. You should join!
Oh, you think I smell nice? That’s a lie because I haven’t showered in 3 days.
Basically, if I’d only had 9 conversations in the last 3 months, I’d be fitting in just fine.