It is sad that so many miss out on the most basic hygiene lessons in life - something most of us take for granted and I personally can't fathom how some people could just not shower or wear clean clothes etc. I think it's especially sad for kids who get teased at school for something that's beyond their control
And Kate, that's so sad about that little girl.
Reminds me of a sad story of a gorgeous little Korean girl with an English name of Sally. She was about 3 or 4 years old and came to our preschool classes - I didn't teach her but my roommate did.
Sally was very pampered by her mother and always wore really fashionable clothes. Her mum used to get her done - permed or whatever (!) and she was such a happy little charming thing.
Anyway, six months later, she used to always turn up in the same clothes, dirty, sad and quiet, except for when she was crying. The Korean pre-school teachers would bathe her and cuddle her. One day her uncle came by to pick her up - he was taking her to Seoul. Turns out her mum and dad were divorcing and her mum just didn't want her anymore, neither did her dad, or her grandma who also used to come by the pre-school quite often. So her uncle took her in. It broke my heart
She was such a little sweetie and then to watch her change was really sad. *sigh* I still think of her and wonder what happened. She's probably 10 or 11 now.
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
SW: 74.3kg - 1/1/09
CW: 71.1kg - 3/5/09