Kids Don’t Lie

Kids don’t lie. I think all mothers can attest to their child’s blunt honesty up to a certain age. They have yet to learn how to take other’s feelings into consideration, so they answer the only way they can. It’s a part of the magnificent innocence associated with youth.

I know that if I ever want a true opinion of how I look on any given day, I just need to ask Jedi. At 8, he’s still as brutally honest as they come. Never does he miss a chance to tell me that he doesn’t like how I fixed my hair or if my breath doesn’t smell so pleasant. He’s caring, that way.

He’s not the only one, however. Buzz has openly stated his opinion on the freckles on my face and his grandfather’s white hair.

Neither of them tell it like it is like Abby, however. 3 years old is a ripe age for curiosity. And honesty. When her grandpa goes in for a kiss when she doesn’t want it, she thinks nothing of pushing him away. “I’m not talking to you”, she’ll inform whomever when she’s not in the mood. “You’re big”, with a scrunched nose is another favorite. And we won’t get into what she says when she watches me in the shower.

The other day when my parents were over for a visit, she followed her grandma into the bathroom. I heard them giggling a bit long after they were done. When they emerged, it seems my mom had a taste of her candor.

“Your daughter told me I had a big butt”, my mother repeated, utterly shocked.

To which my dad, snapping quickly in laughter, “Well, you know little kids don’t lie”.

And apparently, neither does my father. I guess honesty runs in the family.



8 Responses

  1. 1
    Amber says:

    Oh yes. There’s no room for vanity with a 3-year-old around.
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    My daughter woke me up this morning only to announce that my breath stunk. :) 3 year olds are not exactly flatterers.
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on February 1st, 2012

    @Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves, My 8 year old likes to tell me that as I’m giving him a goodnight kiss. Such sweet kids.

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    Tiffany says:

    Oh boy!!! That’s a tough one to swallow. Poor Mom!!
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    My kid: “Hey Mommy, if your boobies got any bigger, we could play boxing on them.”
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on February 1st, 2012

    @TheKitchenWitch, That’s… a good one. I seriously laughed out loud.

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  5. 5

    I love it! I’m just waiting for the day when my kids’ bent toward brutal honesty gets them into hot water. So far, I’m their favorite target and I guess I’m okay with that. Then again, my 4yo did just tell his dad that he loves “all the blubber” in his belly. Nice. :)
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  6. 6

    That brutal honesty. Some day I could do without it.
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