Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Little Beauty, Bathing

Tubside, as sweet Sarah soaked, recuperating from her horrific bout of tummy-trociousness...

Mommy:
"Honey, I'm so glad you are feeling better; it's so nice to see you smiling again. You know, you are such a beautiful* little girl."
(*Okay, I know complimenting physical appearance isn't always the 'right' thing to do. I had a moment of Mommy weakness. Forgive me.)

Sarah: "Darren says I'm ugly*, and that I have really fat lips."
(*Okay, maybe moms need to balance brothers.)

Mommy: "He's just giving you a hard time, and he's wrong. There are women who have surgery to make their lips look like yours."

Sarah (intrigued): "Surgery? To make their lips big? How do they do that?"

Mommy: "They take fat or some other kind of substance and inject it with a shot into their lips."

Sarah: "Ewww. You know, Mommy, some people are really pretty on the outside, and ugly on the inside. Isn't that so sad?"

Mommy: "It is. You are gorgeous on the outside, and even prettier on the inside..."

Sarah: "Thanks, Mommy. Can you pass me the mirror?"
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6 comments:

Donna said...

I so *heart* her. And you!

;-)

Barbara Manatee said...

once again - wise beyond her years! good job Mom!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

This is great...and as Barbara said, she's definitely wise beyond her years.

When our girls were first born, my hubby had a really hard time with hearing me tell them they're beautiful. I do think it's a real balance...I tend to say, "You're sweet, smart, and beautiful." I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable explaining my rationale to them, but I more or less think that's in order of importance. :)

Kristi H said...

Love it! She IS a beautiful girl! I love when you share your conversations... makes me wonder what will come out of my girls' mouths someday!

mommytoalot said...

Awww she is indeed a wise soul.
xx

cat said...

Oh that is just adorable!