Friday, May 4, 2012

Out of the Mouth of Babes

Raphaela's close friend at Gan (nickname:  "Nanu") was playing with another Gan child, and her mother (a JSMBC) witnessed the following exchange yesterday:

Boy:  You don't have a father!
Nanu:  Well you don't have a cat!

Nanu's mother told me that at the time, she put on a neutral face, and calmly explained that some people don't have fathers in the house and some people don't have cats in the house.  She knew that children's 'cruelty' comes not from calculated malice, though it did not stop her from crying herself to sleep last night.

2 comments:

Midlife Singlemum said...

That Nanu will go far!

Sarah said...

Yeah, what struck me is that Nanu was quick with the comeback. She sounds awesome.