The Girl had her martial arts thing today. Hurricane and I sat off to the side, half watching. Mostly he tried to run out there and join her.
Finally I gave up trying to hold him back and strapped him to his high chair. For my effort I was treated to the Glare and Growl. I say growl but really? It's funny. Unless you've seen The Grudge, Then not so much. Because you know the part where the wet misshapen Asian girl opens her mouth and makes that guttural noise? Hurricane does an excellent impression that sends ice water down my spine.
In an effort to distract him I ran my fingers up and down his back through the fabric of the umbrella stroller. He is so very ticklish and his back is one of the worst spots.
He squealed and his eyes got wide.
I did it again.
He jumped and laughed. I started laughing too and then it happened.
Yes. I sometimes snort when I laugh. In fact, if I'm really laughing, there's going to be a snort in there somewhere.
Most of the time I can disguise it. Or it's soft enough that no one notices.
This was not one of those times. This was one of those times that one of those 'perfect' moms had to be nearby and of course heard me. And laughed and of course told her equally perfect husband who looked at me and smirked.
She was lean, platinum blonde, perfect teeth, manicured nails and impeccably dressed.
The type that makes me feel as though I've been playing in my mother's makeup.
And I snort when I laugh. Dork.