I think I officially have that nanny look going for me now. Random children approach me daily… I must look safe. My aura is nanny-colored because their parents obviously do not care if they talk to this stranger. I’ll be walking in the park and a child will just wander over to say hi. Or at a restaurant, waiting for my take away food…
Ben [age: maybe 4?]: Hi.
Me: Hi there.
Ben: I’m Ben.
Me: Hey Ben. I’m Rachel.
Ben: My family’s over there that’s my little sister I’m done eating we’re on vacation. [all one sentence.]
Me: Cool. Where are you from Ben?
Ben: I came from the hotel. [then just walks off.]
Me: Oh… Okay, well nice meeting you Ben!
And I look over to his parents and they just wave at me! Don’t get me wrong… I love this kinda stuff… I live for these interactions… But if I had a kid, I’m not sure I’d just let them wander around and talk to strangers. I must look nanny-like. After I talk to kids, their parents always give me the, “Hey, thanks for talking to our kid” nod/wave. Hey, no prob. I guess it all makes sense…