"Hey, Miss Linda, your new hair color is darker."
"Yes, I got my hair cut and colored."
"SO, I guess they left the color on a little too long?" He looked puzzled.
"Well, it is darker. What do you think of my new hair?"
He walked around me giving me the once over. "I like it! I REALLY like it."
He redeemed himself. One day, that little boy is going to make the headlines, the girl's blush, his mama cringe... the big times. He reminds me of one of the Little Rascals.
He was merely making an observation, so I didn't correct him. My philosophy has always been, children should be seen AND heard. I've heard it all.
If you are a writer, it is important that your character's voice be heard, too. Do you censor your characters or allow them to speak, unfiltered?