Why My Daughter is a Better Person Than I Am

One of my friends recently posted this bit of hilarity on their Facebook feed:

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Is it completely inappropriate and mean spirited?  Absolutely.  Also, really, really funny.

Imagine my horror when my three-year old leaned over my shoulder and said, “Is that you mommy?”

What? Really kid?  I haven’t lost the baby weight entirely, but I’m not THAT fat and besides I would never wear that. (Is what I wanted to shout at my child)

Instead I said, “Sweetie, she doesn’t have red hair.  Mommy has red hair.”  (I really didn’t want to mention the size difference because we are working on avoiding mention of such things in front of an impressionable toddler)

She persisted in her belief that it was a picture of me.

I finally asked, “Baby, why do you think that is mommy?”

“Because she looks so pretty and happy,” she replied.

And then I realized that what I saw and what my sweet daughter saw were two very different things.  I love her heart.  I love that she saw pretty and happy where I saw fat and smug.  I wish I saw people with her heart and eyes.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allthoughtswork
    Oct 04, 2015 @ 03:30:48

    “I wish I saw people with her heart and eyes.”

    So do we. Clearly, the kid has her work cut out for her. Hope you learn from her before you manage to teach her the hate, self-loathing, and prejudice you just spewed.

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  2. Underdaddy
    Oct 04, 2015 @ 04:05:03

    Plus that chick has a nice ass. Sorry. Totally out of line. I’m sorry.Sort of.

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  3. grannyK
    Oct 04, 2015 @ 11:15:39

    Your child has a beautiful heart.

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  4. tonyasmithauthor
    Oct 04, 2015 @ 15:26:56

    It’s funny how we grow up and sometimes stop seeing that it is what’s inside of a person that really counts. I suppose we lose focus as we get older….or maybe it’s like you say – we stop seeing others with our hearts.

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  5. lbeth1950
    Oct 05, 2015 @ 02:28:04

    Good kid.

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  6. willowdot21
    Oct 05, 2015 @ 21:47:12

    You can, look with our heart! …. Did I really say that!!

    Reply

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