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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Does this sweater make me look fat?

When I picked up Deal from preschool yesterday the first words that popped out of his mouth were, "Mommy, you look like there's a baby in your belly in that sweater!" His eyes were wide and glistening with surprise the way they were when I picked him up from school after I had just lopped off 11 inches of hair.

I shimmied him out of public range and tried to laugh it off, telling him that the sweater was just baggy and of course Mommy has no baby in there. Ahem, ha ha ha. Funny, right? Blush. Groan. Hmmm....

And so I thought we were done with that.

Four hours later at Target. Right after the snooty private school down the road has dismissed for the day. Plaid uniformed tweens and teens linked arm in arm, giggling and gurgling with glee. Stepford Moms to the left of me, jokers to the right, there I was stuck in the middle with Deal.

And in the boys underwear aisle, flanked by the very busy girls underwear aisle, Deal exclaims, "Mommy! You do have a baby in your belly under that sweater! I can see the bump!" Then he proceeded to poke me, as if his little curled fist couldn't resist.

Heads turned and stared right at my stomach. Never in my life have I sucked my stomach in so far. The kid once again took my breath away.




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9 comments:

The Mother said...

That kid just lost cookie rights for 15 years.

Gotta make sure they understand it when they cross that line...

Ilina said...

The Mother, You got that right! I was ready to stuff him under a rack of Sponge Bob pajamas in time out.

Just Jules said...

Oh sometimes their honesty is too much to handle. Isn't it amazing how quickly your mind can shut down. Note to self - check all sweaters in full length mirror before leaving house.

Congrats on your hotmama award from hot dads

TentCamper said...

That is too funny. Love how kids just blurt out whatever...but as a Hot Mama...no need to worry...you are good!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I think he's dropping really obvious hints of wanting a baby brother or sister. I like The Mother's comment about cookie rights:)

Ilina said...

Green Girl, Funny you say that. His best little buddy just had a baby brother, and it's all I hear about. But not gonna happen around here!

Magpie said...

The joys of having children.

dadshouse said...

I think I said similar things to my mom. (Shame on me.) And now my kids are saying things like that to me.

And I'm a man.

Doh! (Or should I say "dough")

Feener said...

oh man......