That’s exactly what a three year-old child told me first thing Friday morning when her mother brought her in for her yearly exam.Â All I could do was wipe the shock (and grin) off my face and agree with her whole-heartedly.
Isn’tÂ it great that kids are so refreshingly honest?Â It made we have remorse at all the politically correct games thatÂ are played out every day at the workplace or on television. And this is all because we aren’t honest enough to just admit that we don’t eat poop. Or at least we are not supposed to. Â I’m sure one slips past the goalie now and then as we struggle teaching personal hygiene to those two and three year-olds like Maple above.
Similarly, my nurse and I made aÂ pact years ago that if my breath smells, she will tell me about it BEFORE I confront a patient in the office. Personal feelings will be set aside. It takes an element of honesty to do that so we worked it out ahead of time. We are on the same team and wantÂ what’s best forÂ all.
Make a commitment to be honest with those around you–being carefulÂ in our presentation,Â but not dishonest in what we say to those we meet. After all,Â we want what’s best, not what’s expedient. And let’s admit, we don’t eat poop!