I got a haircut this weekend. A pretty substantial one at that, like 5 inches cut off. With a drastic cut like this, one is sure to receive comments like, "Hey, you got your hair cut!" (I never know what to say to this). Anyway, when working with kids, one is bound to receive less innocuous comments. Here's the first exchange of the day:
H: "Ms. M, WHY did you cut your hair????"
Me: "Well, I just needed a change."
H: "But WHHHHY? You don't even look like a teacher anymore!"
Me: "What does that mean?"
H: "I don't know. You just don't. You shouldn't have cut it!"
Me: "I'm not worried. It'll grow back."
H: "I hope so!"