Last week, Gary and I traveled to Hickville to attend back-to-school orientations with the kids. With four kids, we now have one child in each of the schools in the district this year, so I took one and a half days off work to make sure we got to all of them.
As we were standing in the back of one of the classrooms, listening to the teacher go over some things, a little girl about four years old wandered off from her family and drifted closer to us. I was standing beside Gary, a few feet away from Crow (luckily, not downwind).
As the little girl drew closer, Crow suddenly flashed her deep, crinkled crow’s feet, grinned, and wagged her fingers toward her.
The little girl’s reaction? A “what the hell?”, wide-eyed stare, then she turned rapidly and bolted back to her parents and as far away from Crow as her little legs would carry her.
I couldn’t help laughing out loud, especially when Gary remarked under his breath, “Kids sense evil.”
That was one smart little girl! Any closer, and Crow just may have picked her pocket.