You know what I like to do when someone’s talking to me? I stare at the person’s chin. I’ll nod and respond to whatever he’s saying. But I keep looking at his chin and changing my expression. I look quizzical at first, then vaguely repulsed, and later, quietly amused. Then I’ll suddenly arch my eyebrows and blink a lot, and then I look skeptical and disbelieving. You get bonus points every time the person loses his train of thought. I’ll bet your natural charm has made you a good sprinter. Calvin tells Hobbes when someone’s talking to him, he looks at the person’s chin. He nods to whatever is being said, but he keeps looking at the person’s chin. He looks quizzical at first, then repulsed. He arches his eyebrows, then looks skeptical and disbelieving. Calvin says you get bonus points when the person loses his train of thought. Hobbes thinks Calvin’s natural charm has made him into a good sprinter.
Awesome child rule #1: Make EVERYTHING a game.
Awesome child rule #2: Don’t be too afraid of embarrassing yourself.