Post # 1
Ok, Ok, I know they are 4th graders but as a bride to be (in less than 3 months) I have been trying hard to lose some weight. Here’s what went down:
One of my little girls said she had to tell me something but she was scared. She proceeded to tell me that three of my little angel girls were saying I was fat and laughing at how I was eating on our field trip last Friday.
I like to think i have a fairly think skin, but I can’t help but feel a little hurt. I know I am not fat (I’m 5’4″ and about 165) but with my first fitting this Saturday I am not feeling very confidant.
Post # 3
aww honey! that hurts…but they are kids. and remember how mean kids are? 5’4 and 165 is NOT fat 🙂 keep your head up!
Post # 4
LOL My brother, even at my thinnest always told me I was fat. He’s 8 years younger than I am. Some kids are just mean.
Post # 5
You are NOT fat! They are just little kids and have no idea what they are talking about. I’m sure those same little girls will think you look gorgeous when you show them your wedding pictures! My favorite insult a student has said to me (several years ago when I was 25 and had no boyfriend): “Miss A, you really need to get married soon, you don’t have much time left.” Umm, yeah, that made me feel great.
Post # 6
Kids…sometimes can say hurtful things even at a young age. You are not fat! Congrats on the upcoming wedding!
Post # 7
Aww honey, you are not at all fat!
Post # 8
What!? Kids say this crap nowadays!?
Pfffft! I’m sure you’re not huge and your dress will look great this weekend. As a side note. If you are actively trying to lose some weight, you still have some time AND the right fit of dress will make the biggest difference in the world.
Ignore these snarky elementary mean girls and enjoy your fitting this weekend.
Post # 9
I really don’t think that kids tell it how it is. It usually comes from home and then they think its fun to make fun of people. You have 2 1/2 months so you are fine! I have 4 weeks and I’m STILL trying to tone up!
Post # 10
From a fellow elementary teacher stand point: I say detention and start assigning some extra homework–maybe take away a few recesses! 🙂
You’re going to be gorgeous! Once you put that dress on again, you’re going to feel the way you felt the first time you put it on.
Post # 11
I’m sorry that happened to you. That must have been hurtful.
Post # 12
Girl, please… kids are mean. Don’t let them get into your head.. they don’t even know what fat really is. I’m sorry this happened to you though, babe… I’m sure that you’re gonna look awesome in your dress. I hope you share pics from your fitting. :o)
Post # 13
🙁 Kids are kids. My (older) sister and I have a huge age difference, and I remember once when I was 5 I saw her without make-up on and said “You look stupid!” I feel terrible about it now, and I hope she doesn’t think I meant it!
Post # 14
I had a complete stranger, an older woman, say to me yesterday “You know, your big. But your pretty.” Thaaaaaaaaanks….only (at that time) five days before the wedding.
You’re not heavy at all. I think it’s actually kind of a bummer that these little girls already notice differences in sizes.
Post # 15
Kids are pretty mean sometime but its also just the age (in my experience). I work at a daycare with 2-5 year olds. I am a bit bigger than you but not by too much. A few weeks ago the five year old pokes me in the tummy saying “you’re fat, why do you have such a big body!” It was horrible but sometimes you just got to explain to them that that hurts peoples feelings. Usually I just say “If somebody says that to you, would you be sad?” Usually they say sorry and never do it again.
On the other hand, I am sure you will look gorgeous on the wedding day no matter what the kids say.
Post # 16
I work in a high school and when my grade 10 students found out i was engaged, one of them said to me “Well i guess its a good excuse to get in shape”, and then later when i picked up their notebooks to grade some homework, there was a back and forth note between two of my students about how they couldn’t believe anyone would actually want to marry me, and that they’ll need to buy all the fabric in australia to make my dress! I’m not going to lie, it hurt. I don’t think I’m very fat, I’m 5’6″ and 160 pounds and about to run a 1/2 marathon so in pretty good shape…but because i don’t fit that ideal body shape/size, the girls go on attack. Working at an all girls shcool has its drawbacks 🙁
OP – don’t let them get to you. You’re not fat, and you’ll look gorgeous on your wedding day. Try and shake it off – and believe me i wish i could take my own advice!!