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?

10 comments:

  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. ;)

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

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  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....

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  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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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