While substitute teaching today I used the parasol I blogged about the other day during my two outdoor recess duties.
Friendly staff members and shy little girls coplemented the fancy designs (the edge of the parasol has both lace and sequins) but my two favorite interactions were:
1) A group of tiny but testosterone-filled boys strutted up and asked to borrow it. In all fairness to their manhood, it was a VERY sunny day.
2) Another group of boys stood nearby and finally sent one brave messenger with a big smile to ask if I was a vampire. (I told them they’d have to figure that out on their own. Give them something to think about next time I’m at the front of the class and they’re wondering if they should try to get away with being fresh.)