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It finally happened.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I guess it was bound to eventually.

At dismissal today, I was supervising several young students while they were waiting to be picked up. As usual, I was talking with them about their day and other sorts of relationship-building small talk. At some point, I was telling them that I had lots of room in my heart for all of them because I don't have children of my own (by choice at this time). One boy said, "Then how come you're so fat?"


Yes, I know he's only 7 or 8, children are brutally honest (read: tactless) at that age, he didn't mean it the way it came out, etc. But damn, it stings. A lot. Makes me want to eat nothing but celery for the next forever and teach all of my lessons while on a treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike.
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    That really is tough, but you KNOW he did not mean it the way it felt. Just keep on Sparking and living a healthy life. The rest will follow. Hang in there!
    2206 days ago
    I'm sorry. It's tough when kids stay stupid crap. I'm a teacher as well and you never know what's coming out of their mouths...even as "almost" adults! Hang in there. Perhaps you can turn the lemons into lemonade and use it as a motivator. You can do it! Hang in there and good luck to you!
    2206 days ago
    aw, that sucks. I dread kids because of this very reason. I'm working on my goal so my kids never go there and there friends never go there. It's something I fear terribly when I am around kids, so I feel bad you had to experience it. But you are correct, they are brutally honest even when they adore you. But you have an amazing opportunity to show them a healthy path and you will.
    2206 days ago
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