Children are not as naive or tone-deaf to the world as we’d like to believe.
The little munchkins have a way of breaking down who you are and what your about quicker than you can recite the lyrics to Bodak Yellow.
When a friend tells you that you’ve gotten a little chunky, it’s easy to write it off.
Ladies might say “Karen’s just jealous because I got that promotion at work that she wanted”. Fellas might think “Damon is hating because I went to Howard while he was at Morgan State”.
However, when a child tells you something about yourself, it may be time to sit back and smell the roses.
If your nephew, Lil’ Junebug, says you smell like onions, then dammit you stink. If Tanya, a student that you tutor afterschool, says you sit like a thot, well then you need to readjust.
Let’s not be so quick to discount what they’re telling us; there may be something in there thats actual factual.