Yesterday, Flame and I were in a previously mentioned discount store. I just had to get some of the while lacy covers for my car seats and while I was looking at the boxes, I notice this child about 4 or 5 noticing us. (She could have been 4 or 5 because people are 1 yr. old at birth here.)  This child had that wide eyed look of fear on her face and it was about to turn to tears!  She saw me, this fat little Black woman with curly cute hair and Flame, this tall white woman with long, wavy red hair.  We may as well have been the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snow-woman!  I smiled and I waved and the tears flowed.  She tried to hide behind her mom and mom told her something in soft tones.  I kept smiling, waving hating to see such terror on this child’s face.  And then, miracle of miracles!!  She smile!  She waved!

Yes, this is what I teach.