Saturday, October 10, 2009

"You're Fat"

Ricki's niece,four years old, had argued with her. She suddenly turned to her and said: "You're fat".
I bent down and told her "Yes, Ricki is fat. But it isn't nice to say so."

Isn't it amazing TERRIBLE how young we learn to use to use society's negative labels as a lever to get our way?
The girl's parents didn't notice this, but I am hesitant to mention it. I think she heard me well, and I will drop the matter unless she does it again at their next visit.

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