If you were shy like I was when I was little,
you may remember
that feeling of
something surprising happening
your mouth getting all funny as you tried
to not smile too big.
Let’s say you’re walking down the hall
to the cafeteria,
with your hands behind your back like the rest of your kindergarten classmates,
and all of a sudden you spot your crazy
They’re smiling and waving and taking lots of pictures
and acting goofy
like they usually do,
so you muster your coolness
Because you realize
they are following you
to the cafeteria.
So you give up
and get your tray-
even though your grandmother
Ma Do (me) is acting like you are too little to carry it all by yourself-
and Poor Po (my husband) seems to be enjoying
the salad bar offered to all grandparents
maybe a little too soon
in Ma Do’s opinion.
Anyway, you plop yourself down at a table with your friends
start on your chocolate milk and dessert first
and ignore all of the craziness around you.