If there is one thing I have learnt as a parent it is that, once your child starts to speak, you need to toughen up. Children have no fear when it comes to telling it like it is, so if you are easily insulted, you’re going to have a hard time of it.
I have been blessed with very nice, polite children (mostly) but in the past three days alone I’ve had to put up with the following comments.
Number One, when I mentioned that my hair needs colouring: “No, your hair is not grey” Aw, how sweet. “It is white, Mammy”. Yes, well, thank you for pointing that out love.
Number Two, on a separate occasion: “Mammy, you are like Anna” Aw, he thinks I’m a princess. “Your hair is white too”. Oh, right, that’s what you meant. Nice.
Number Two: “Mammy, you are not one bit like Mary Poppins. You are whole [completely] like her”. I was puzzled at this till I realised we were out for a walk with the buggy and I had a hat on and an umbrella up.
Number Two: “You have a very wobbly bum, don’t you?” Hmm, do I indeed? How kind of you to say.
Needless to say I am quite content with Number Three only being able to say “Mammy”, “shoes”, “kissies” and nothing else for now.
8 thoughts on “Time To Toughen Up”
My 4 year old said my tummy was so big, did I have a baby in there. Needless to say the diet starts tomorrow!
He hee! They certainly know how to bruise our egos don't they?! Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout X
Oh these little ones are so brutal with their honesty at time aren't they? Definitely an incentive to get your hair coloured though! Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂
My 5 year old has asked me that too. Little buggers. 🙂
Indeed they do Sam, indeed they do. Thanks for hosting it. Always a few great reads. x
Can't they just? There is no way I will forget to dye my hair as long as I have my children to point out that I look like a granny.
Hahaha – Zach keeps pointing at my tummy and saying is it big mummy? Is it going to go bang?! They are so cheeky these kids! Popping over very belatedly from #ftmob
The cheek of him! Best to laugh at it though, isn't it? Thanks so much for popping by. I know you are mad busy lately.