The scene: LSM dances to the new Lily Allen song while waiting to pick up DD2. All said “dancing” takes place while she is seated behind the wheel of her car.
DD1: “You’re weird!”
LSM: “Really, didn’t we just look at a picture of you and your friends on Facebook where you were pretending to be vampires by sticking straws on your teeth?”
DD1: “Those weren’t straws. They were chopsticks.”
LSM: “Oh, I see how that makes it better.”
DD1: “Okay, so maybe you’re only a little weird.”
Only a little weird–I’m chalking that up as quiet the parenting coup, figuring I’ll take what I can get when it comes to my coolness factor. I think it helps that she knows I have full access to that “vampire” shot. It could certainly prove valuable for future blackmailing purposes. But until then, I’ll be enjoying the moment and revelling in my semi-weirdness while it lasts.