Not a compliment

November 5, 2010


Carl (age 4): “Mrs. Sommerer, I like your shoes!”

Me: (with beaming love) “Thanks, Carl!”

They've had a rip in the right shoe since I've owned them.

Carl: “They’re just like my grandma’s!”

Me: *resigned sigh* “Thanks, Carl.”

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Not a compliment”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I had a similar experience yesterday, but with different results: One of my seventh graders was talking about how he LOVED my receding hairline. He wished he could have one like it. “It’s almost like a mowhawk!” he said. I came away feeling great. Thank you, Stephen!


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Would Carl’s grandma be named “Bernita”?


  3. Karla Said on:

    I like your shoes. And for the record, my gramma never ware shoes like that. Never.


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