Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Truth Shall Set You Free...

Overheard lately at the Lage house...

Darren (looking at his new Albino Animals book):
"Can we get an albino hedgehog? It says right here they're not prickly." [For some reason, I tend to think he'd still prefer that long-desired dog...]

Sarah (at the breakfast table): "I'm very, very cross."
[Can you tell we'd recently watched Mary Poppins?]

Darren (after sleeping late Daddy with a severe cold descended the stairs):
"You really should put on a cap."

...and last, but not least, preceding my Friday night departure for book club...

Darren: "I love you, Mommy."

Mommy: "Thank you, Hon. I love you, too."

Darren: "You are the very best, Mom."

Mommy: "Thank you, Sweetie. I think you are the very best boy."

Darren: "So, that shirt really doesn't look so good on you."

So did -- or did I not -- change? You make the call....

Such honesty, from such sweet little faces....
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29 comments:

Rebecca said...

I say you did! Those are adorable! My son is always looking at my hair, so I know he's going to be the one that tells me that something is out of place...figures!

Missy said...

I guess that you changed shirts. I love that she used the word "cross". She is definitely a smart girl! And Darren should go with a regular ol' dog. Great conversations!

♥georgie♥ said...

LOL...out of the mouths of babes Loved it and that pic is precious!

Jamie said...

The age of total honesty! Sometimes it can be funny, sometimes it can be alarming, and sometimes it can be down right embarassing! (like when it comes out in the middle of the grocery store pointing out a "jiggly butt" on the woman walking past. . .yep, been there, done that!)

But hey, you're raising one fine little man there! HE praised you up and down before telling you that something was wrong!! Way to go!!! lol

monica said...

What great conversations that your kids have!

Rachael said...

i am guessing that you changed the shirt... :)

your kids are just precious and i love that you embrace the honesty that they share!

Leia said...

your kids are awesome. I dont want to even think of how Hunter will be when he gets older because he already critics my wardrobe. When we are at the store looking at clothes he will tell me what he likes and doesnt like if I ask. And sometimes if I dont ask

Nicole O'Dell said...

I'm guessing you wore the shirt for a while but changed it before you had to pick him up from school or go in public.

Ps, was he right?

Tracy said...

Your kids just crack me right up. Too funny.

Terra said...

I say you changed but I can tell you I would not have because I don't have the energy or the care to change in the evening. I am always in my sweats by then..and I am NO fashion gal - so I would have gone as is.

Deanna said...

I'm going to say you didn't change your shirt....

But I do love the honesty!
Such a cute, cute conversation...LOL!!!

cat said...

Oh they have no tact what so ever!

cat said...

Oh they have no tact what so ever!

Barbara Manatee said...

haha! I'm guessing you changed and maybe sought out his opinion on what to wear instead! haha!

At least he softened the blow a bit by telling you how much he loved you first! :-)

MommyAmy said...

lol, at least he knows how to pad his criticisms with compliments. :P

Debbie said...

Oh I am howling at that last one. It really caught me off guard. (Bet it did you too)

Sheliza said...

ha ha! The things they say...just wait til they are teenagers then the real honesty will come out!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

I am guessing you wanted to change, but did not..I know I would not have enough energy:)
They are so sweet, cute and BRIGHT..they make a mama PROUD:)
Annmarie

chellekay said...

at least he told you in a very nice way. I am guessing that you changed the shirt

Sara said...

Aww Cheryl! This is such a sweet sweet post. I love hearing what your kids are up to. I am thinking you changed. :-)

Jenni Jiggety said...

I say you changed! Kids tell it like it is! LOL!

Nancy said...

LOL!!! Oh man...I'm guessing...if you had the time you changed, but if you didn't have the time you wore it. :)

You HAVE to tell us!!! *grin*

noble pig said...

OMG and since they are soooo honest I think I would change! Love it.

noble pig said...

OMG and since they are soooo honest I think I would change! Love it.

The Thompson's said...

I think you left it on even though you seriously thought of changing. I mean you should have better fashion sense than your kids right? LOL

Also, my kids say cross all the time. And spit spot, and best foot forward, and every other thing Miss Poppins said in the movie.

Butterfly Kisses said...

omgoodness so funny! Don't you love it when they are honest.

MereCat said...

I love this. Mine are just starting to form little opinions and it is so funny and cute and wonderful and creative. And I say you didn't change.

Laura said...

So....can't we see this "not so good" shirt?
I would love to get a handle on Darren's fashion taste.

Zip n Tizzy said...

So did your husband have a talk with him about the ways of women? ;)