Friday, November 10, 2006

Little kids often dislike CC

So a coworker has brought her kid in. Kid is coloring pictures of the Disney Princesses.

CC walks up to kid.

"My favorite Disney princess is Belle, because she likes to read and I do, too. Would you color me a picture of Belle so I can put it up at my desk?" CC says

Kid says "No." in exactly the same icy tone she might have used had CC asked her to eat a bug.

And people wonder why I don't reproduce...



Anonymous said...

I wouldn't take it personally; maybe she doesn't like Belle. Or maybe she didn't want to do a picture for anyone else. I love kids and they tend to like me, but they can get into moods just like adults.

Anonymous said...

I don't like kids, but they usually like me. go figure.

Anonymous said...

I agree that you should not take it personally -- kids love to say "no" when they know you want them to do something -- it gives them a sense of control over their lives, since they have relatively little control. This is just typical kid behavior. It can be frustrating! But it isn't about you so much. Reverse psychology often helps...Whatever you do, DON'T DRAW ME A PICTURE ;-)