caleb has been known to humble me many times while being his mom. on several occasions he has run away from me covering his eyes & screaming when i am not wearing make-up, and just a few days ago told me he didn't like my "smell."
well yesterday he & i were having a discussion about his new primary class and what he learned there. out of the blue he said,
"but you can't come in my class, momma."
"why not?" i asked him.
"because you're too big. your belly won't fit through the door."
and if that wasn't enough, he then finishes deflating what self-esteem i have left by saying,
"you're so big, you'd knock the whole class over."
i was so shocked and started laughing at his brutal honesty. remind me again why i taught him english? i should have had him learn french from a tutor so that when the insults came flying at me, at least i wouldn't know what he was saying.
before you go thinking he is a total brat, let me assure you he isn't. maybe half-brat, half-angel. other times he can be really sweet and tell me how beautiful i look and how much he loves me. and don't worry, even though i laugh i make sure to tell him that there are certain things we don't say to people because it can hurt their feelings.
i love how being a mom can totally make you lose your self-esteem & self-worth. and then your 3 year old opens his mouth and exposes your vulnerabilities. that you look like a scary boy without mascara on, you don't always smell like flowers, and you no longer have the ability to suck in your stomach while walking through doorways.
standing up on a pedastal? who, me? with caleb around, that's very doubtful.