When someone looks at one of my kids and says, “Oh, he/she looks just like you!” it really pisses me off. That is, if they say that to my husband. If they say that to me, I love it.
I don’t care what anyone says — you want your kids to look like you. Even if you are like me, and have a really hot husband, you still want your kids to look like you. Who doesn’t get some little internal boost when someone tells you that?
So why, then, when my babysitter and her husband came over with their 8 week-old son, was the first thing I said to her, “Oh who does he look like? I think he looks like you!!!” Why do people feel the need to say that? Why did I have to go and say that?
What an ass.
While I’m on the subject, please don’t tell me I look tired.
Hey genius, I’ve got 7 kids to take care of. Of course I look tired. I also haven’t showered in a couple days, and I’ve been wearing the same outfit since Monday. But thanks for that little self-esteem booster. That definitely adds a little spring to my step.
And so did this exchange…
I was at a party this weekend, talking to someone I hadn’t seen in about 15 years. I’m about 25 pounds heavier than I was the last time I saw her.
But I’m 50 pounds lighter than I was about 9 months ago. So I was feeling pretty good.
And this person says, “You look great.”
Okay, now I’m feeling even better.
Until she added, “All things considered.”
What the hell? What are “all the things” that need to be considered? You mean, for a normal person, I look like shit, but for someone in my “condition” I look great?
Why couldn’t you have stopped after the word great?
I know, consider this. If you can’t tell me that all my kids look just like their awesome looking, well-rested mom, well, then consider not saying anything at all.
And have a great day.