Turns out having a baby really eats up your free time. Who knew! After a long hiatus, I’m officially back. I’ll write a longer post soon, but here’s a quick one.
One thing I like about teaching older kids is their ability to be a bit more tactful. I’m the type of person who looks tired even when I’m not (thank you, genetic predisposition to under eye circles). When I actually am tired, it’s really bad. Kids, of course notice this, and comment on it. Their responses change based on their age, though, as both empathy and tact develop.
Third Grader- “Are you tired? You look terrible.”
Fourth Grader- “You look really tired, are you ok?”
Fifth Grader- “You know, if you wore more make up, you’d look less tired.”
Sixth Grader- “I notice you look really tired, which is totally understandable! Some under eye concealer might help with that, and some light colored eye shadow on the outer lid.”
Later that day I found a note on my desk with a list of concealer brands.