Friday, April 22, 2011

What I Hate About My Daughter

The other day after her bath, my daughter was trying to find something about herself that I hated. I have no idea how she got this topic into her head. Our conversation went something like this (warning: this conversation contains some mild potty talk):

My Daughter: There has to be something about me that you don't like!

Me: Nope, I love everything about you!

My Daughter: I bet you hate my socks when they're really smelly!

Me: Nope! They smell sweet like you! I love that smell!

My Daughter: I bet you hate the inside of my nostrils.

Me: Nope! I think even your boogers are wonderful. Plus, they keep your body healthy by keeping germs out. How could I not like them?

My Daughter: My pee and poo! I bet you don't like my pee and poo!

Me: I love your pee and poo. When you pee, I don't have to worry about you getting a bladder or kidney infection. When you poo, I know your body's waste is leaving your body, keeping you nice and healthy!

My Daughter: (totally stumped by this point, and spending some minutes giving this some considerable thought). Tantrums! You hate it when I tantrum!

Me: (trying to word this diplomatically and failing miserably) Yup, you found something about yourself that I hate! Congrats! Luckily, you don't tantrum as much anymore. Yay!

And it's true! Things have been going pretty great lately! I think this conversation might contain the beginnings of a children's book. I wonder if my daughter would want to do the illustrations?


  1. Aw, you're such a sweet mom. It's been a long week: I could probably come up with a list about my kis. ;)

  2. Totally a childrens book! It's so funny what kids come up with to ask you, isn't it?

  3. I'm guessing your daughter's socks don't smell nearly as bad as my teenage boy's. I hate his stinky socks. Tantrums too. But the socks are really bad. *sob* Really bad....

  4. She cracks me up! Yeah, that would be one funny book, illustrations and all. I KNOW how you feel about those tantrums.

    Have a wonderful weekend Cheryl! :)

  5. Ah yes, the tantrums. They would get my vote for my kids too! Also the whining. Don't forget about the whining!

  6. You came up with some great answers to her questions. You would be able to write a cute book.

  7. You've got a great book there. What a wonderful conversation. BTW, I hate the tantrums too.

  8. You handled this conversation perfectly. I love the idea of the children's book!

  9. I'll look for "Things I Hate About You" in the children's section of my Borders...