Good Parenting: Exhibit 1 (overheard at work today)

6-year old: Mommy, why is that man dressed like a lady?

Mother: That is a lady. She was just born with the wrong body.

6-year old: How did that happen?

Mother: Nobody really knows. But she's working to fix it, and that's what's important.

6-year old: Okay! *runs up to obviously self-conscious woman*

6-year old: Hey! Miss!

Lady: ...yes?

6-year old: You look really pretty in your skirt!

Lady: Thank you!

*Kid skips back to her mom, and literally everyone in the vicinity smiles*

I'd just like to point out that it wasn't hard to explain this to a child at all...... Next excuse please?

"Librarians’ values are as sound as Girl Scouts’: truth, free speech, and universal literacy. And, like Scouts, they possess a quality that I think makes librarians invaluable and indispensable: they want to help. They want to help us. They want to be of service. And they’re not trying to sell us anything."
- Marilyn Johnson- This Book is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (via marissathelibrarian)

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