I love working with children! They are so straight forward and honest. Just today, one of the little children asked me if I had my hair done. I said, "no" and asked, "why?" The little girl said, "Your hair looks a little more white and brown." And I thought I was hiding the gray.
On another day, one of the children asked how old I was? I asked, "How old do you think I am?" The response - "Well my mom is 28 and my dad is 30, so I think you are older, maybe 32?" I'll take that.
Yet, another child's response was "Your face looks young but your hands are old." I knew there was a reason why I shouldn't be washing dishes and cleaning.
It occurred to me today that I should be writing down all the funny things that the children say. Who knows when I may need a good laugh in my obvious old age.
I will tell of one last story from my JK class one year. It was the first day of school and I met the first student at the front door. While we were waiting for the others to arrive, I asked, "Is that a new back pack?" The response - "Yes, I got it for school." I asked, "What do you have in it?" He replied, "New shoes!" "Oh!," I replied, "are they for gym." "No," he replied, "They're for me!"
If you get the chance, hug a child today and tell them how wonderful they are! or for that matter anyone. We are all wonderful in our own unique way.