Thursday, December 18, 2008

TINTINTS Thursday 12/18

Things I Never Thought I'd Have To Say:

"It's NOT okay to tell your mom she's 'sexy.'"

Plato, in his 7-year-old mind, thinks I'm the most beautiful woman in the world. Bless his heart.

And I appreciate that; I really do. I think it's super-sweet and I know he won't think that much longer.

At least I hope he won't.

But one day he gave me a bear hug and a big smooch, started rubbing his hands over the sleeves of my silky blouse, and proclaimed: "Mommy, you're ssseeexxxyyy!"

At which point he, albeit innocently enough, crossed that line from cute to creepy and I had to put my foot down.

Now. Try explaining to a 7-year-old what 'sexy' is, and why it does not apply to his mom, no matter how beautiful he might think she is.

Can you say, "AWKWARD?"


Monnik said...

ha. that's cute. How'd little Oedipus take the news?

Whirlochre said...

On a recent trip to the Louvre, Son Of Whirl spent half the afternoon wandering round taking photos on his mobile phone. I presumed he was doing so in the name of culture — capturing the Mona Lisa from a variety of angles, picking out the textures of the world's finest sculptures etc etc.

When we got home and uploaded his "art collection" onto the computer, what did I discover?

Over 200 images of tits, bums and willies.

writtenwyrdd said...

Both of those are conversations which I'd have loved to be a fly on the wall to overhear!

Drofen said...

Maybe he learned it from Mr. Mom-In-Scrubs?

Thanks for your comments by the way!

Cloudia said...

Aloha! Saw you on Travis Erwin's blog and liked the cut of your scrubs. Then I came here, read this "awkward" post and now this is me backing away quietly . . . . (Just kidding!) I'll be back! Come around and visit my little blog-osity too! Toodles!

Ello said...

Hey Angus did that to me once too. But she so doesn't understand what it meant. Like you I explained that it wasn't an appropriate thing for a kid to say. Unfortunately, she loves Shrek and likes to sing that I'm too sexy song. I can't get her to give it up!

JaneyV said...

Poor Plato - he was just telling you that you're fabulous! The word sexy is so pervasive these days and it's used in the wrong context all the time - it's no wonder he got it wrong.

I've been dying of flu this week so i didn't manage a TINTINTS myself but I'll try for a Christmas Day one. A festive BooBoo if you will!