We’ve all seen the inspirational quotes doing the rounds- us mums should take pride in our post baby bodies- our shattered, disheveled appearances are proof we put our children first. We are tigers that have earned our over-stretched stripes.
YES! I couldn’t agree more but I must admit my roar became more of a whimper when Small Stuff made the following observations:
“You feel like a ‘normous jelly.”
“I like it when my hair is scruffy because I match you.”
“I like these wiggly blue drawings on your legs”
“Ooh Mummy, you’re very bummy aren’t you?”
“I have spots all over my face.”
“Are you pretending to be poorly?”
“No I’m pretending to be you.”
“You are good at hiding your belly button!”
“I like the purple colour under your eyes, Mummy.”
But then I look at this chipper little truth teller, gazing up at me with a face full of innocence. Can I really consider these things to be flaws when I have such a funny, inquisitive little nutcase to show for it all? I have to have a wine laugh and let the hang-ups go.
And work on teaching Small Stuff some tact.
I’d love to hear of any back-handed compliments that you’ve received from your child!