You know how you have that friend that is always brutally honest with you when you need it. She tells you if you look fat in your new jeans. She will call you out if you were the one who was in the wrong in your big fight with your husband. She is a straight shooter when you need it. I have one of those friends. She is my 3 year old daughter.
She does not sugar coat for my feelings.
“Mama, you have a fat belly.”
That means it is time to do crunches.
“Mama, your breath is so stinky.”
I have got to lay off the coffee.
Kids are honest. Sometimes that honesty is brutal, but they call them like they see them. The other day she said something to me that I was not expecting.
“Mama, I noticed you are cranky a lot. That is not OK.”
Out of the mouth of babes folks. Having your child make a statement like that is eye opening. She was not lying. I have been dealing with some difficult issues lately and I guess I have not exactly been a ball of sunshine, but I thought that I was putting on a happy face for my munchkin. Children of course are much more perceptive than we think. There is not much that you can get past them. Mommy has been cranky a lot lately baby & you are right that is not OK.
Thank you for being that honest voice in my head. Whether you are calling me out for breaking one of my own rules or telling me that I am the best mama in the world, you make me want to be better. Keep telling it like it is.