Vivi: Hey! Baby G! Buy one for me!
Baby G: Huuuuuuh? (while flaring his nostrils quite widely)
Me: (thinking) What do you want one of these cards for? Do you need to get your four-wheeler tires rotated or something?
Girl: Buy me a card! I want one!
Baby G: (remains silent and continues flaring nostrils)
Girl: Oh, never mind! (walking off in a huff)
At that point, Baby G turned to me. "Aw, Miss! They know that I got the money...that I got the STRENGTH!" he half-mourned, half-grinned as he flexed his biceps.
I didn't want to hurt Baby G's feelings, but I couldn't help bursting out laughing right then and there. Luckily, he did too. For the rest of the year, any time I caught his eye as he stared into space during class time, he would perk up, grin, and flex his biceps.
Oh, these kids...what would I do without them?!