Thursday, October 6, 2011
Working the cuteness factor
So, she found the corner of the pillow all chewed up? She is red in the face? And she is stuttering in tongues? Oh that's angry Italian? Ohhh she really is mad.
Chill out, don't lose it.
This is a psychological game. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR because you are going to work the CUTENESS FACTOR.
Guilt? Innocence? Meaningless. Who cares about that!. Fluff up, make sure that pink tongue is framed by fluffitude. Own it. Bows match the tongue, tilt he head. Now [and this is the hard part] let the cuteness well up in you and spill out of your eyes. [Tyra Banks, I could teach you a theng or two about smiling eyes and sparkly eyes and emoting emotion...] Let it build slowly.
Keep your eyes fixed on the momma while she rants and vents. Disassociate from her anger. Focus on your own cuteness and how she must want to hold you. Give her a peak of pink belly.
Not too much.
Of course you are still out of breath from tugging at that stupid pillow corner, but never mind. Focus. EMOTE. Do nothing more. Wait. Any second now she is going to scoop you up, point to the pillow and and she will repeat "bad bad bad". The pillow is bad. I get it. Now, how would you like to rub my belly and de-stress?
See how that works? And that is a lesson in working the cuteness factor.
I will now take questions from the audience.