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.