Friday, June 23, 2006

Note to self: never be too honest with children.

One of my coworkers brought in her 8 year old daughter today and she was obssessed with my desk. I admit, I have some fun things up here such as a snow globe, nicely scented hand lotions, fresh flowers, markers, stickers and fun pens with marabou feathers on them, etc (hey, a gal has to keep herself entertained). So I allowed her to hang with me for part of the day and be my "helper" (read: do all my heavy lifting)

Now you may not know this, but for all my anti-child musings, kids usually like me because I, like them, don't give a fuck. (And kids don't give a fuck at ALL. I have seen a kid walk up to a morbidly obese woman on a scooter and exclaim "Mommy that lady is HUGE!!". And I have seen a kid point to an "exotic" looking person and say "She has a nose like a witch!". And I have witnessed my own 7 year old cousin called an older Black man on the train "Shaka Zulu" to his face.)

Anywho here we are, this child and I, sitting at my desk and when her mother comes to collect her the child turns to me and says "Will you babysit for me sometime" and I said "Oh God No". And she cocked her head to the side and said "Whhyyyy!?". And I told her "Because honey if I babysat for you we would burn the house down".

A look of horror crossed her face

"Why would you burn my house down?!" she asked me and then turned to her mother "Sarah is mean!" and with that she huffed out the door.


clipper829 said...

No, kids do not give a fuck at all. I have many, many stories from working with kids, but the funniest was when I took my 3rd grade class on a field trip to Symphony Hall. On the way there, we're on the green line, it's all good, when this morbidly obese woman was attempting to wedge herself into a seat on the T.

One of the kids looks at me and says, ultra dramatically, "OH MY GOD, Miss, LOOK AT THAT POOR FAT LADY! She CAN'T even SIT DOWN!"

Sarah said...

seriously a kid will tell you what is up, whether you want to hear it or not. i can appreciate that.

Matt said...

funniest post ever.

why am i not on ur list of friends?


carrotpenis said...

Kids love to be brutally honest, but they rarely prefer for you to honest with them.