I have days where I feel confident in my intellect, appearance and parenting skills. Then I have the rest of the days when my children are around 🙂
God has blessed me with children who have a way of keeping my ego in check. With them here, I won’t get too smug – they are more than willing to point out my shortcomings. They do it with such cute smiles, that I can’t get mad. Sometimes my feelings get hurt, but I bandage myself and move on.
I’ve written down some of the things my two darling boys have said over the last two weeks. If I ever start getting an inflated ego, I can count on them to show up with sharp pins!
1) Older son: “Your ponytail looks like a badger.”
(I don’t see it. My ponytail doesn’t have feet. Or beady eyes.)
2) Mentioned to hubby my pants were a bit tight. Older son: “you’re not that fat.”
3) <younger son poking my belly> “Mommy, your belly’s squishy”
(Yeah, I know. Can you pass me the Oreos, please?)
4) Older son: “You didn’t know Delaware is 1,954 square miles? You need to go back to 4th grade, Mom.”
(Oh, yeah…what’s the square root of 81? Not sure what I’ll do when he learns that one.)
5) Younger son: “Your legs are furry!”
(Gotta love his attention to detail.)
For those prone to enlarged egos, I recommend having children. It won’t take long before ego takes a hike. Who needs ego anyway?