Coming to Grips with Pinching

Pinching is almost as terrible as getting tickled. 

Getting tickled is worse because there is the added risk of peeing your pants. 

Pinching just hurts.

As a middle school teacher, I dreaded Saint Patrick’s Day.  I would inevitably forget to wear green, and then get pinched all day long by nerdy 13-year-olds. 

Thinking back on it, I’m grateful Saint Patrick’s Day didn't also involve tickling.  That would have been awkward.  For all of us.