Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What my daughter did to my self esteem

I remember when my sweet little girl would look at me and do nothing but smile with love in her eyes.
Those days are now gone!!

Conversation with my 9 year old daughter, in the car...

Em:  "What are those lines around your mouth?"

Me:  "Those are called laugh lines."

Em:  "Are you sure they aren't called wrinkles?"

Me:  "NOOO.. they are laugh lines!  It shows people that I love to laugh and smile."

I could see her staring at me and my "lines", I started to get very uncomfortable.

Me:  "Why are you staring at me?"

Em:  " I was just wondering, if those lines by your mouth are from smiling, what are the lines on
          your forehead from."

Me:  "Ugh.. those are from....thinking, yes, from thinking so hard."

I can tell by her silence she is thinking about something, I'm kind of afraid what she's going to point out next about me.

Me:  "What are you thinking about?"

Em:  "I'm not thinking and I'm surely not going to smile anymore!"

Me:  "Why not?"

Em:  "I DO NOT want those wrinkles like yours!"

Me:  "They are NOT WRINKLES THEY ARE LINES DAMN IT!!"

Em:  "I thought you use that cream that helps with wrinkles?"

Me:  "I do use that cream Emilie, but it doesn't help with those lines because they are not wrinkles!
         I thought you said  you weren't going to think anymore?"

Em:  "Oh yah, I forgot."

Seriously, after that conversation I got a whole new set of wrinkles.. SHIT.. I mean LINES.

Thanks for reading
xoxo




27 comments:

  1. Haha! It's funny, but it's not. I don't look forward to those type of conversations with my daughter. Thanks for the laugh!

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    1. You won't believe the shit that will come out of their mouth. They have NO filter!

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  2. Here was a FB post from a couple of weeks ago -

    So...I wore heels today, which I never do - and might never again. When I got home tonight, Ryan greeted me with this: "Wow Mom - You look really tall today. And fatter. Oh, it's because your heels are making your boobs way up here and now your stomach is level with my eyes. And, yeah, it's fatter."

    I feel your pain!

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    1. Holy Crap! Your son is freaking funny! I'm sure you aren't fat, my son says I'm fat... he's 3 and I weigh 108 pounds. What the hell do they know!

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    2. Okay, you're both making me laugh! But, oh, I need to watch out for those lines =(

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  3. This is one of those times when it's good to be a man. We too have wrinkles...er...lines, but we just don't give a damn. ;)

    S

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    1. It's bullshit, I tell ya, don't give a shit attitude and ya'll can pee standing up!!
      :)

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  4. Very funny! I can remember having the same conversation with my mom!

    I call them wrinkles and I earned them, but then sometimes I sit when I pee.

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  5. Conversation with my least favourite friend:
    Her: You look younger...
    Me: Thank you! I think it's just that I'm happy and doing well now, so I look less gloomy, maybe?
    Her: Nah. I think it's because you've put on some weight so your wrinkles have stretched out.

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    1. WTH.. yah..not sure I would call her a "friend" anymore. LOL

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  6. It's true; kids do say the darnest things. I remember our son telling me my face was covered in splinters. I hadn't shaved that day.

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  7. Look on the bright side, you could be like me and have no wrinkles or no expression at all due to all the Botox and filler I got in my face. Joan Rivers ain't got nuthin' on me!!!

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  8. Lovely!!

    The other day in the car, my almost 14 year old says "Mom, you might want to wipe that stuff off your chin before we go in the store." So instinctively I reach up and wipe off my chin, having no idea what could be there. He, of course, laughs hysterically and says, "I meant the OTHER chin". It still amazes me that he got out of the car with all of his teeth. LOL

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  9. I'm proud of
    Your snappy reply re the forehead LINES.

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  10. Hahaha! This sounds like me and My Spawn. The other day we were standing in a check-out queue, when he turned to face me and said, "ooh mum, I'm must be getting taller because I almost reach up to your mustache. Bloody sod! :)

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  11. So you're saying this is what I have to look forward to? Lovely... ;-)

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  14. Oh my , new generation kids are super intelligent! I am 90's kid and I never thought about that things on my mum's face :P
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  15. This is too cute! Just tell her they are laugh lines because you're laughing all the time! In my case it is the stomach poke and the "why are you so squishy here?" comment. Ugh!!

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    1. OMG! I get the belly poke too. They like to smoosh it like play-doh. I tell her, that's cause your big ass was 9 pounds and 12 ounces. And, your bro was 8 pounds. :)

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  16. Kids are so smart these days.. I cannot get away with giving silly excuses to my little one anymore. He always counter each and every sentence of mine with 'why'. And I better have smart answers for him each and every time he ask me that :)

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  17. LOL oh wow loved this! Thankfully my kids haven't pointed out my lines yet and I am so dreading the day that they do!

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  18. Very cute! Loved this conversation and I cant wait for my son to start asking me questions like this:)

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  19. I got my forehead lines from doing mask work. I was doing Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors in mask and the director kept saying "Open your eyes!! Open your eyes!!!" on account of the fact that my eyes disappear when I smile. So for years and years and years I would raise my eyebrows when I smiled so that my eyes would be more open. It gave me the fakest smile in the world and I now have forehead lines that you could use as an etching block for Old Woman forehead.

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Lay it on me!