I tried to play it off cool and informed him "Oh, sweetie, that's a mole. Like the one you have right here," pointing to the tiny pencil dot mole on his clavicle.
"No Mom! That one's a LOT bigger than mine..."
Thankfully, the line began to move and the playground was noisy. I don't know if she heard us as I ushered him away going into my "everyone's different" song and dance. And quite honestly, she had a big ass mole on her face. No harm, no foul.
Not so much with Gremlin's last astute observation:
The boys and I were in Whole Foods when Gremlin noticed a little person who works there. I had seen her before, probably noted it, and not thought much more about it. Grem thought A LOT about it. And he was delighted!
Again in his stage whisper, Gremlin stood not ten feet from her grabbing my shirt to draw my attention and
Oh. God. There are certain observation situations (unusually overweight people and those in wheelchairs come to mind) that you're semi-prepared to explain and not feel too badly about. This one? Not so much.
Still with the talking, Gremlin has moved onto "She's a grown up! But she's LITTLE! Like me!"
While again singing my "everyone's different" song, I gave the Whole Foods lady an apologetic smile and dragged my boys into another aisle.
With my hand over Gremlin's mouth.