Today I got up the nerve to jokingly comment to the music (student) teacher how surprised I had been that SHE was surprised with Ricki knowing about flutes, violins, etc, seeing that this IS kindergarten material…..She replied, “No. That’s not what I meant. I was surprised that she knew the names of some instruments that even my little brother doesn’t know, like castanets.” Well, that is better.
It's a good reminder that our assumptions can color how we hear others. If the student is young I would ascribe her comments to her lack of experience... she referred to her brother, not her own kids. Parents natural have gained more knowledge about kids in general, than young college students, even if they did grow up with many siblings.
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