July 20, 2011

Too Much Truth

On the drive to work the boys sat in the back of the car. Tristan shyly asked, "Mom, do you want to take belly dancing lessons?"

I looked in the rear view mirror, but couldn't see him. "Noooo... why?"

He didn't answer.

"Do you think I should?"


Julius had to chime in with, "Mom, I don't mean to offend you, but I really think you would NOT look good in a belly dancer outfit. I mean, I'm sorry, but really."

Tristan was kind enough to defend me.  "I think she would look good in a belly dancer outfit."

Oh, what a fabulous boy who is still young enough to think his mother is the most beautiful woman in the world.

I told my older, less-wise son, "Listen, sometimes there is such a thing as too much truth. Use your truth wisely, Luke."

The things I have to put up with around here.


  1. that is too cute. My 4 year old grandson told me I was pretty on Mother's Day. Now that was one I won't get again I'll bet!

  2. Our kids really specialise in those "apropos of nothing" type conversations don't they?

  3. My son told me I had yellow teeth today. Or, actually, he said, "Ewww...Mama, your teeth are yellow. Open up so I can see better."


  4. Eva, that's such a magic age, isn't it??

    Chris, kids are insane and magical. :)

    Sarah, what is it with kids and mouths? I had some old mercury fillings and until I had those replaced with white fillings the kids were forever wanting to look in there. Bleh.

  5. Use your truth wisely? Seriously? That's the most brilliant line I've ever heard.

  6. "Use your truth wisely" is a line I'll now use as a synonym for tact. :) I love it.

  7. Betsy and Erin, thanks. :) It's a gentle and handy euphemism!

  8. Kid's eh? heh Glad to have found this place!

  9. Peter, thanks for coming by. :)

  10. Funny stuff. My youngest (8) asked my wife what a stripper pole is yesterday

  11. Isn't that one of those extender things you use when you're trying to get old paint off your house?

  12. Kids are brutal.

    We get brutalized all the time.

    I'm good with the equalizer though. Gotta keep them from feeling a little too cool.

  13. Perhaps there are those in the world who make the initial assessment, "the bigger the belly, the better your chances of being a good belly dancer."
    A "More To Work With" mentality.


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