Overheard in the locker room:

Today was scoliosis screening, and I had a girl clearly anxious about taking her shirt off. Her face showed evidence of vitiligo, and she said she didn't like taking her shirt off. I assured her I was just looking at her bone structure, screened her, and told her to re-dress. As she was putting her shirt back on and moving out of the screening area, she looked back at me: "I told you it was ugly." I turned around too slowly to respond, and out she went. Poor girl, she has no idea how lovely she is, vitiligo and all - but I suppose when you're twelve, that's a concept too difficult to grasp.

1 comment:

  1. That breaks my heart. That is such a fragile age emotionally.