Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tact

So, teaching a 4 year old about tact is interesting... they are so brutally honest as times that you don't know whether to laugh or cry!! She likes to tell me point blank that I smell or that I need to shave. I tell her that even though I, or others smell (because I've been taking care of kids and haven't had time for a shower), you keep it to yourself. Or you can say "You need to shave Mom" with a little less of a disgusted tone =) Tonight's bed time convo was worth posting and it showed me that she just might be learning...

Claire looking at her fuzzy heart pillow that desperately needs a washing...

"Mom, that's daddy's gel on my pillow." (he likes to use it when he tucks her in)
Me: "Yeah, it's getting a bit dirty - we'll wash it soon."
Claire: "It's kind of yucky but I won't tell him that."
Me: "You won't?"
Claire: "Nope... he's kind of a good guy."

I laughed out loud and kissed her - she didn't want to hurt daddy's feelings. I think he's kind of a good guy too =)

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

So cute! We are trying to teach Ava about tact too! I hope she figures it out soon! :)

dan and rachel said...

hilarious! thanks for sharing!

i'll be praying for your garage sale.

xo!

Jayme said...

That is too funny... and so sweet. We're trying to teach Shawn that it's not nice to point at people in the grocery store and say, "What's that one doing?"