Each morning, as sprouts file in, I try to say ‘hello’ or ‘good morning’ and often compliment them on a hat, shirt, or outfit… today, I realized, sometimes I shouldn’t try so hard.

As Audra walked in with a few other girls, I noticed she had on a beautiful spring dress. Now Audra doesn’t usually wear dresses, so I figured I might compliment her on her outfit.

“Audra, what a beautiful dress you have on, I love the flowers… it’s so colorful,” I said with a smile.

Without missing a beat, she replied, “Thank you, but it’s not a dress, it’s a skirt.”

“Come on Mr. ______, clearly that’s a skirt, not a dress,” Mrs. D. teased.

“Oh sorry, well I like your skirt then,” I said, trying to fix my mistake.

I never claimed to be an expert on girls’ fashion (or hair for that matter), but I still love them all the same.


karel said...

LIttle girls live to get compliments...their eyes sparkle when you tell them how pretty they look. So it dioes nopt matter dress or skirt bet she wwent home and sais the teacher liked my dress/skirt today!! Grandma Carol

Teacher Geek said...

It starts early...my 3 yr old corrects me on the skirt/dress issue all of the time. And I should know better!

Clix said...

You know, when I read these out loud to my husband, instead of saying "Mister Blank," I fill it in with "Mister Rainbow." :D