They are also quite into birthdays and how old everyone is. That subject came up as the children were coming in on Sunday. The co-teacher said that she was older than me. She is. The precious little girl sitting next to me piped up with; "Yes, but she is bigger" referring to me.
Now, I am choosing to believe that she was giving me high praise rather than calling me fat. In her world, being bigger is better, as is being older. Since I was not older than the other teacher, at least I was bigger. I am. The other teacher is a normal sized lady. I'm still falling on the plus side of the spectrum.
I am sure I am making more out of the offhand comment made by a 4 year old, than I should. Still, I keep circling back to the fact that she said "bigger" not "fat." Maybe just maybe, her sweet little eyes don't see me as fat. I am not as big or as fat as I once was. There's that!