You've heard of "Kids say the darndest things" and now it's time for, as the title suggests, "Kids believe the darndest things." See, kids will believe almost anything you tell them. It might not be nice to take advantage of this, but it sure is fun!
For reasons quite unkown to me one of my nieces asked me if all emos wear gloves all the time. Shortly before this she asked me if I was ever an emo. I had a bit of a goth phase and did the whole "make up and long fingerless gloves" things when I was younger. I wasn't an emo though. God forbid. I really don't even know why the topic of emos came up. I think she wants to be an emo. Her hair was dyed blonde, then black, so if anything she's more like a scene kid.
So anyway, back to the story. At first I wasn't really exactly sure what to tell her and then I came up with the proper way to answer that question. I decided to explain why emos wore gloves a lot as well as just say yes or no. I told her that the reason emos wear gloves is because their cold and icy hearts make them cold too. They wear gloves because they're so naturally cold they need the extra warmth. I don't know if she really believed me all that much but she acted like she did and it's not the first time I've done something like this. I once convinced her that a friend I was talking to was Jesus.
There are three things to take away from this folks;
1; Kids believe almost anything you say.
2; I'm not bad at thinking on my feet.
3; I really shouldn't be left around impressionable and curious kids.
Once again, I feel sorry for any imaginary (or real) child I may have in the future.