*Not many of us grown folk can say we would have handled someone calling us ‘ugly’ with the grace that four-year-old Siajh “Cici” Chase did. After all, ‘dems fightin’ words. But I am a believer that children can also teach us lessons. And we shouldn’t dismiss them just because they’re young.
We should realize at this stage of the game that bullies come in all shapes, sizes and colors. But we expect them to appear in youth, and we hurt for our children who must endure the pain. But little Cici has obviously learned a thing or two in her young day. So when this boy approached her in pre-kindergarten class and said she looked ugly, he didn’t succeed in ruffling her feathers. She didn’t lose her cool and get bent out of shape. She didn’t punch him out. Instead she looked him square in the eye and used her words. And they weren’t in the tone you might think.
I see a future Speaker of the House.
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