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Raisin, Sand, Poop.

24 May

If I never hear the following things come out of my children’s mouths ever again that would
be fan-frickin-tastic:

1. Mommy is there poop on my leg?
2. Our fish (fill in the blank) is lying on his back and not moving.
3. I touched our fish (fill in the blank) and he’s still not moving.
4. Mommy have baby in her tummy?
5. Raisin in nose, uh-oh!
6. Sand tastes yummy.
7. Do I look sexy?
8. I used your Clarisonic facial brush to wash the whole shower!
9. Baby drink water from potty. Yummy.



Somewhere between Cover Girl and Maybeline my heart broke

4 Apr

Today, as HB and I stood in the makeup aisle at Target, she said something to me that made me want to tuck her back inside my belly where I could protect her, forever. As I contemplated between Falsies mascara and the one that Gwen Stefani wears in all those commercials, my little girl was asking herself the question I hoped she never would. She looked up at me with her pigtails and big green eyes and said, “Mommy, will boys only like me if I’m straight?” Now, she didn’t mean straight like the opposite of Ellen Degeneres, she meant thin. HB had asked me before if when she grew up if she would be straight like her Auntie and the girls in the magazines or would her tummy stay round. I had explained a million times before that people come in all shapes and sizes. We had read the book, It’s Ok To Be Different, 500 times. I kept Barbie dolls out of the house for as long as I could and I even banned Princess Paraphernalia for the past two years. Where had I gone wrong and how could this be happening to my strong fierce 5 year old? I gained my composure and looked her right in the eyes and said, “Boys like all different types of girls. You are perfect. Just be yourself.” She shrugged her shoulders and said, “Ok.”

You are perfect, just be yourself. I’m sure somebody told me that when I was her age, but I don’t think I actually believed it until quite recently.

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