The Best Policy

Billie: “But I’m supposed to be honest. Being honest is nice. So I am honest but sometimes people still get hurt.”

Me: “Yes. Because sometimes the truth hurts. So you will begin to learn how to say honest things in nice ways.”

Billie: “Oh, I know. I’ve been working on it.”

Me: “Oh yea?”

Billie: “Yup! Today a girl in my class wore a really ugly dress so you know what I said?”

Me: “Uh oh. What did you say?”

Billie: “I said, ‘That’s a really nice dress! Does it come in different styles?'”

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But, like, at least she’s learning?

The Best Policy

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