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Off-color remarks

Weeks after Catherine’s camp gig ended, she’s still entertaining us with funny stories from her days watching the 3- and 4-year-olds.

Left-handed Mustache Coffee Mug

D. was one of her favorite campers, a real mush-bug who liked to snuggle in Catherine’s lap during circle time.

One morning, D. came toward Catherine while the kids were drawing, uncapped Sharpie marker in hand, and urged Catherine to hold still.

“I’m going to draw a mustache on you. It’ll only take a minute.”

Despite the shock — this was a new one after all! — Catherine kept her wits about her: “We don’t draw on people’s faces.”

“But you would look better with hair on your face,” D. told Catherine.


Catherine explained to D. that those kinds of comments might hurt people’s feelings.

“Oh. Sorry. Did I hurt your feelings?” D. asked.

“A little bit,” Catherine said.

“Well, I was just saying what I thought,” the tyke said.

Would that we could all do so…

About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


2 thoughts on “Off-color remarks

  1. The beauty of being a child and they don’t even know it. 😉 Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday Sync today. 🙂

    Posted by Rosey | August 25, 2013, 1:25 pm

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