Monday, August 25, 2008

Stating the obvious

This afternoon the kids were watching a movie, and I was trying to take advantage of the time to do a little picking up. One of the things that needed to be put away was an 18-inch ruler that was out from a school project we did earlier in the day. As I walked through the living room, I noticed that Hannah was lying on her stomach. I couldn't resist putting the ruler on her behind and saying, "Your hiney is 9 inches wide!" She smiled at me and said, "Measure Millie's!" I measured Millie's and said, "Oooh, Millie's is 8 inches wide!" Than Hannah looked at me and said, "Yours is even bigger." (Keep in mind, this is the same child who told me as we were swinging on her new swingset last spring, "Mom, when you sit on the swing, it gets really wide.")

So at this point I don't know whether I should feel insulted that my daughter has noticed I'm not a swimsuit model or proud that she's mastered comparing width!

1 comment:

laura said...

to make you feel better about your hiney. when i was preg. with sarah jane, beth and i would take showers together at night. one night after i had soaped her, she said, "ok mama. now me soap you. ooooo. your hiney is SOOOO big and beautiful!" i replied, "well, thank you. it's good for sitting"- so i've been there, and i must say, it's humbling isn't it?