Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Proud Parenting Moments

My kids have no tact. I guess, what kids do? But they've been known to blurt out super embarrassing and potentially hurtful things to people on a fairly regular basis. Lucas told his uncle that he had "bald hair" and Merry told me the other day that she thought her dad had a baby in his tummy because, well, you know.

So we're sitting on the couch and Lucas reaches over and pokes me in the belly. "Mom, you've got a big..." And I stopped him right there and gave him a good pms fueled lecture about never saying things like that to people because it hurts their feelings and blah blah blah.

A little bit later, as I was taking a shower, Lucas came into the bathroom.

"Mom, I have to tell you something."

"What's that?"

He pokes his head around the shower curtain. "You look really nice, even without clothes on."


  1. Now that is something to celebrate! Raise that kid's allowance! :)

    My small daughter once saw me in the shower and said, "Mom, your boobs look . . . " and I gave her The Look, waiting for her to say, "floppy" or "disgusting" or any other horrible and honest comment she might say, but instead she caught The Look on my face and finished with, ". . . awesome!" And sadly, it made my day.

  2. I tell my wife that all the time, and it's usually followed by the spray with the shower nozzle, and a shout about "privacy". Sheesh, women are so difficult to please.

  3. We have two bathrooms with no locks on the doors and five people so my poor family is subjected to my naked tomfoolery on a daily basis if they would like to get ready in the morning.
    Lucky them.


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