My Friday classes are pretty cool at Karate Job. The kids are all pretty excited that the week is over, and they behave like a class full of happy, dopey kids, which is always fun to teach.
A couple weeks ago, they noticed I had my toenails painted. This is a new thing for me. I got a pedicure for the first time in mid-December, so I painted my nails again when it started to wear off. The kids could not stop staring at my toes while we were in our meditation circle, but they’re a really focused group, so I have the luxury to let them get a little distracted, then refocus them on the class without too much trouble.
I said they had done an excellent job in class so far, and if they kept it up, I would paint my toes any color they wanted.
One kid immediately shouted, “Green!” A chorus of, “Yeah, green!” started up, and I had no choice. Green it is.
“Ok,” I said, “light green or dark green?”
The response was instantaneous and unanimous, “Light green!”
I found some cheap metallic green polish at Target. I plan on putting it on Thursday night so I can put off making my toes look like they’re rotting away due to radioactive exposure for as long as possible. Who knows, I might love it. I’ll upload a photo of the damage when it’s done.
The deed is done.