“My very first job was at a daycare in Côte Saint Luc. They had been constantly replacing teachers in the particular class I had been hired to work in. During my first week, this little boy in the class, William, came up to me and said “you’re not a real teacher”. Thinking he had said that because of all the previous substitutes he had, I sat him down and explained that I am a real teacher and that I was staying.
“No no no,” he continued, “you’re too small to be a real teacher! You need to eat more and then you’ll grow.” He was small, so I guess that’s what everyone told him too. It was so cute!”