Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My daughter is giving me body-image problems

Walking to have dinner with another family the other night, Seconda cast me a glance and then gasped.

“Why do your eyes look beautiful Mommy?”

“Well, I put on some eye makeup today.”

“Oh they look SOOOOOO beautiful!”

“Thank you.”

“But what if a bad guy comes and forces you to take your eye makeup off and you look HORRIBLE?? Do you want me to stab him in the heart?”

“Umm, I guess so. Thanks/”

“No problem.”

And to think I tell her "You look beautiful just the way you are." Clearly, she does not feel the same about me.