Sunday, August 28, 2011

Conversations with my Kid: The "Mommy's not here to win friends" edition

T: Mommy, do you think I'm a good singer?
Me: Of cou...
T: AND YOU CAN'T SAY YES JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE MY MOM.
Me: I wouldn't tell you were a good singer if I didn't think you were.
T: Oh, come on!
Me: No, If I didn't think you were a good singer I'd probably go "Uhm.... er... *averts eyes* How was school?"  And then you'd say "I didn't GO to school today!" and I'd say "Why weren't you in school?  You're GROUNDED!"
T: But it's summer, so there is no school! So you can't ground me!

(at this point I'm thinking 'way to keep up with the conversation, kid. ')

Me: I could... if I was desperately trying to divert your attention by changing the subject.
T: ....
Me:  So yeah, I think you're a good singer.
T: Oh.  Okay.  Thanks.

6 comments:

  1. Sometimes honesty isn't always the best policy.

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  2. If you encourage them they'll just keep singing.

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  3. This is why I keep a stash of chocolate nearby at all times. It's a great distraction. And by distraction I mean change of topic.

    Just saying.

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  4. Fortunately, I DO think she's a good singer. I'm not rushing to sign her up for kiddie talent shows, but I do find listening to my kids sing rather pleasant.

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  5. Haha you two are adorable. I love it.

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  6. My niece would have reacted the same way if I told her I thought she was good.

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Engaging in discussion and/or general sucking up.. that's where it's at!

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