Can you imagine a world where everyone was honest, all of the time? A world where we all said exactly what we meant with no umming, ahhing or second-guessing? Would we all get along better, or would the world descend into chaos? It would probably be the latter, though they do say honesty is the best policy.
When it comes to kids, it is generally pure unfiltered honesty all the way. Their views and outlook are completely innocent, but they are really straight talking and tend to say it like it is.
Straight-talking and honesty are great… mostly! Sometimes though, our kids like to keep us on our toes and their comments can be, well, quite embarrassing…
These are some recent examples of how honest and straight talking Molly is with me:
Me: (lifts arm above head)
Molly: (makes gagging noise) Mama, that’s disgusting
Me: (shocked) What is?
Molly: (gagging noise again) Urgh, that under your arm…
– She was disgusted with my armpit hair. It had only been a couple of days since shaving them. Jeez, cut me some slack kid!
Molly: (pointing at my mirror) What’s that mama?
Me: (puzzled) It’s my mirror?
Molly: No mama, not that
Me: What then?
Molly: (walks away and comes back with a bottle of talcum powder) Is that talc on your mirror mama?
Me: (gobsmacked and shamed faced) no Molly, its dust!
Me: (minding my own business while putting on a new top and I noticed Molly looked puzzled) Are you ok Molly?
Molly: Mama, you’re silly. You can’t wear that.
Me: Can’t wear what? My new top?
Molly: Mama, that’s not a top, it’s a nightie…
Me: (Changes top and takes it back to shop…)
Turns out I’m not the only parent out there whose kid likes to keep it real either. Here are some stories from my fellow bloggers…
My son pointed at my head and said “your hair looks funny today, Mummy. It looks like you’ve got a hay bale on your head”. Cheers kid!
– Erica Knight, The Incidental Parent
My daughter asked if one day I would be bald like grandpa. When I said “probably”, she started crying!
Pete Chatfield, Household Money Saving
My little boy said I had jelly in my belly, whilst wobbling it, at his preschool, in front of his key worker. Thanks son!
Jo Wells, Pickle and Poppet
One of my lovely daughters said “mummy you look a lot better when you have your make-up on” 😂
Chantelle Hazelden, Mama Mummy Mum
My daughter is 5 and hasn’t quite understood that toilet cubicles are not sound proof walls. So she has announced to everyone ‘ mummy, your nu-nu is really hairy! Mine isn’t!’
On two separate occasions!
Jodie Humphries, Maidenhead Mum
You’ve got lots of hair on your lips mummy. Soon you’ll look like Daddy. Thanks. 😂
Laura Light, Savings 4 Savvy Mums
Hanging the washing out while talking to the neighbours over the fence when suddenly I hear ‘Mummy why are your knickers so big?’ from my 6yr old. Joy.
Amy Fell, All About a Mummy
It wasnt to me but my daughter said to her mum and I quote..
Mummy after you have a baby your suppose to get thinner but you got even more fat!!!!
Stephen Holland, I Came, I Saw, I Fathered
My five year old said: “When I grow up, I want to be just like mum.” Me: “You want to work from home?” 5YO: “No, fat. I want to be fat.”
Natalie Ray, Plutonium Sox
All of these remind me of that old TV show ‘Kids Say the Funniest Things’. Kids really do come out with some funny remarks; pure unfiltered honesty at its best.
Have your kids ever done or said anything similar to you? I’d love to hear your stories.