Actually, you’re a grown-up

I often plug my iPhone into the sound system at Karate Job to play music for the kids while they play karate games.  I just can’t handle what they have on the CDs in there (which haven’t been changed in years).  One set of speakers is more sensitive than the others, and buzzes constantly when I plug into them, which is completely distracting and ruins the music.  Today I had a class of just one four year old who disliked the buzzing, so we agreed I should just unplug the phone.

He said, “I think you should fix that.”
I said, “I would like to, but I’m not sure how.”
He then looked at me like I had lost my mind, and kindly informed me that, “You’re a grown-up.  That means you know how.”
I smiled and said, “You’re right, I bet I could figure it out.”

So that was humbling.  Kids are so straight forward (especially mentally handicapped kids, which this one was).  No filter to speak of, just pure, often hilarious truth.  It’s refreshing and fun, and I highly recommend it.

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