Monday, June 8, 2009

From the mouth of babes......

I took my 8 year old, Ebug to the dentist today. Poor guy has never had enamel on his teeth and it's just one problem after the other. Most likely he will never have normal teeth. We were there from 9am to 12:15pm. I even finished a book I wasn't even halfway through.

But that's all beside the point here. In the waiting room there was a dumb movie called Beverly Hills Chihuahua or something like that on. Ebug is laying there watching this horrible movie (while I'm reading) when he suddenly comes up to me and says in a really loud voice:

"I wonder what you look like skinny Mommy."

My jaw flops but nothing comes out so he says, louder than before so I'll hear:

"I want to see you skinny Mommy."

By now I'm beet red (wait, aren't beets purple?) and I just say quietly:

"Okay sweetie, let's talk about it later."

He sits down happily and I scoot down farther in my seat and hide my face.

Out of the mouth of babes......

I need to get skinny.

Wish it was as easy to do as it is to say.



  1. I just posted the other day about my daughter telling me my leg was "big and fat."

    Lovely, I tell you! Just lovely!

  2. Gotta love kids. You just never know what they're going to say but you can be assured it will be something embarassing in a public place . . . :)

  3. ask him what he means by skinny...draw sticky figure..."like that?" he may not mean skinny like you mean skinny.

  4. Silly Boy
    Don't worry ,kids do say the darnest things..Why..because they don't know real life!!

  5. Oh i forgot..tell him he needs to eat his veggies(if he is not a fan of them already!!) ;)

  6. Claire is the blunt one in our family. I guess every family needs one. I've not ever been subjected to the public declarations of my imperfections, but I'm sure it's bound to happen. Like my friend from Kansas told me, good thing our children are cute, otherwise they might not survive. =)

  7. Did they give him laughing gas?

    In the hospital the drug of choice during surgery was sodium pentathol (sp?) so, 7 out of 10 times people would wake up and confess to ALL kinds of things, but, this is a clean site, and we are gonna keep it that way.

    There were many instances from when they were babes, where I would take them out of the grocery store for "pointing and laughing" at others that they remember to this day. I depended heavily on the Lord to show me how to teach them compassion for others and through the years, they have said and done things that proved to me that they got the message.

    Especially after my sister died a year after she visited, and Mason, who was 4 at the time, Asked, "Was that Aunt Melissa that died? The one that visited last year and played games with me and was always asking for a hug?" I said yes. Remembering he would shy away and refuse to hug her I guess because of her bandaged foot where they ampuatated her toes. Then he said, "I should have hugged her tight." Now he hugs everyone and makes sure to say, "I love you" before he hangs up on the phone, even when I hear his friends in the background.

    You will do a wonderful job, when you seek His guidence. They learn from you and your actions, so I know, they will have enough compassion and empathy to pass it on and forward. The Lord will show us when we need to teach them, we just have to know when it is and what we are suppose to teach them. You have the tools to be a great teacher when it comes to empathy and compassion. Go mom!

    Just keep him away from the laughing gas.

  8. Oh My goodness! I can't believe he said that. I never even remember thinking that about anyone. That is weird. Don't worry about it. I have realized in myself that there is something I have come to love about seeing those little flaws in others, it makes them more loveable. The most beautiful girl on earth is probably the least loved.


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