From the mouths of babes

The daily prompt asks us to tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’e ever gotten. Does it still apply?

For heaven’s sake…I’m a teacher, I day doesn’t go past, sometimes an hour or a few minutes don’t go past when a cherub doesn’t say something that is harsh or critical and being the good professional grown up you are you keep your mouth shut and keep a forced, ever so realistic looking smile plastered on your face and don’t react until you are well away from them…and you try not to take it too hard because 99% of the time they’re taking their anger and frustration at the rest of the world out on you and it’s not actually you that they’re trying to hurt.  It’s just that you don’t fight back and you don’t scream back or yell back or swear back or hit back…but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt in the slightest way.

Nothing like a cherub calling you fat, nothing like a cherub saying you’re ugly, nothing like a cherub saying you’re dumb and stupid…thankfully most of the time they apologise later.  I’ll accept the comment about fat…as for the others…yeah well I have my blonde moments just as much as everyone else, but I won’t accept that I’m dumb and stupid…as for ugly…well beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so they can think what they want to think!

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