At school two little six year olds had an argument. They were both very upset when I called them over to talk to me.
I asked the first one what the problem was.
Pointing at the other girl with a quivering finger she said, amongst sobs, “she called me a F F F FAT BANANA. Why are you laughing?”
“Well,” I said, “are you a banana?”
“Are you fat?”
“Is it true?”
Softly I said to her, “so darling if it were true it would be serious, but it’s not true so it’s funny isn’t it?”
I asked the other girl, “why did you say that?”
“I wanted her to be my friend but she didn’t want to, so I called her a FAT BANANA… Naomi, I really love bananas.”
I smiled and said to her, “darling if you want someone to be your friend, that’s not the way to do it. First you have to help them if they need help, be kind to them and laugh at their jokes. Then they will want to be your friend because they can see that you are a kind and caring person.”Continue reading