Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"You're Okay"

Papa is a photographer, and does a lot of contract work in daycares. He sees a lot of "behind the scenes" activity, the way the care givers act when the parents aren't around. What he sees on a daily basis would blow your mind, honestly.

He came home and shared a thought with me recently, that I would like to share with you. I'll paraphrase what he said.

"You know, all day long I hear these teac
hers telling kids they're okay. The kids are tired and want to lay down, but it's not nap time- teacher says, "Quit crying, you're okay." The kids fall down and hurt themselves- teacher says, "Get up, you're okay." The kids cry when their parents leave- teacher says, "Calm down, you're okay." All day, these kids are shuffled around with little regard to what they are feeling or needing. It's no wonder people grow up to think that being tired, hurt, upset, feeling like crap from eating crappy food and all that are normal. They've been told since they were toddlers when they were feeling these things, they were "okay"!"

Is it any wonder?

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