He gave me a side glance, a quick evaluation to see how I was going to handle it. And when I was just fine, I saw his eyes widen only the slightest increment and a tiny smirk mar his lips. He was trying to hide the fact that I had surprised him. He didn’t expect me to come out on the other side without some embarrassing display or reaction; instead, I came out looking like a pro- calm and steady.

Bring it, little boy. I got this.