As I sat in the waiting room of one of my kid’s classes I was basking in the relative quiet and using the opportunity to get some emails sent out for work in the midst of what is an incredibly busy week. I glanced up to see what was happening on the other side of the observation window and looked back down at my computer screen to finish the task at hand when I heard a little voice next to me provide her doting grandmother with an incredibly inaccurate piece of information.
A very specific piece of information.
About a specific little girl in the class.
Nothing mean at all. Nothing hurtful. Nothing that had any impact on my life at all.
She was just wrong. Plain old wrong.
And I didn’t turn to her. I didn’t stick out my tongue. And I didn’t say…
“Nuh-uh, she’s not!”
I sent another email instead.
See? Grown up. Ish.
4 thoughts on “because just maybe I’m an adult now. possibly…”
Well you’re a better adult than I am. I couldnt have resisted the temptation, email and anything else productive be damned.
Yeah, but you can still correct it, later.
hm. “Nothing mean. Nothing hurtful. Nothing that had impact on (your) life at all.” The child was “just” spreading wrong information? hm.
Ok then, I say turn the little girl into a toad for 72 hours to teach her a lesson about not spreading false information. Then turn the granny into a mole on the face of a hog, for a full nine days if she didn’t gently try to teach the child it is not a good thing to speak falsely of another and that gossip is not a comely thing in one so young.
I don’t think the granny knew it was inaccurate.