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.

3 comments:

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??

Ruthie 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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