Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Say what?

Kids can be brutally honest, but I still take their words with a grain of salt and try not to get depressed over the things they say. Winter has asked me more than once, things like:
"Why is your belly so fat? Is there a baby in there?"
Well, today I was feeling pretty good about my exercise habits when she said:
"How come you have a little bit of skinny legs?"
My pride got crushed pretty fast though, when not 30 minutes later she asked:
"Why are you getting so old?"
(referring to my mushy skin on my post 3-pregnancy belly)
I guess all I can do is answer these kinds of questions without any hint of emotional response, and maybe, just maybe, they won't remember their mom isn't perfect.


Nancy Sabina said...

Good grief. If she thinks YOUR post-3-baby belly is fat...

Jessica said...

This is why I take her comments with a grain of salt...
Also, she thinks she has a fat belly after she eats. I don't know where she gets this idea, and don't know how to get rid of it either. Any ideas??

Anonymous said...

I experience the self-esteem blows myself as she constantly says things to me like, "you're not a grown up. If you are, then why aren't you married?" and "Are you EVER going to get married?" She seems very concerned about it.

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