Last Tuesday I wore my hair in an adorably sloppy side pony tail. Nothing fancy. I went to work like that and coached my classes.
Today my entire 4 o’clock class showed up with side pony tails. I was shocked that my hairstyle the previous week could influence these little girls so much. Who knew I could set a fashion statement? I told the girls that they looked great and they responded with “You look great too” I don’t care who you are, it’s always nice to be told that you look great.
I really love my job. Sometimes I worry that I won’t say or do the right thing and these kids will copy that as well as my fashion decisions. I realize that they look up to me, some of them even consider me a role model. This title is a scary one to have. I don’t want to be the cause of any bad habits either. What if I started spitting constantly? I am sure these children would do the same, no matter how gross or inappropriate the habit is. I am sure their parents would love that and it’d be oh so lady like.
Once a seven year old girl came into class wearing make up, she cut her hair and parted on the side so that it fell into her eyes. I asked her if she was wearing makeup and she smiled saying “I was trying to look like you coach Annette” Adorable, simply adorable. I wanted to squeeze her but I didn’t. I just told her how pretty she looked.
I also have a habit of never wearing socks that match. Now I am the cause of a handful of little girls purposely mismatching their socks.
Mismatching my their socks, wearing a little makeup and having their hair in their eyes is not a big deal nor is it a bad thing. I am just hoping none of my bad habit become their bad habits.
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