I think children are the most observant lot of all…. And worse, mine feel compelled to mention everything they notice.
Take for example, that my sweet Delaney is apt to throw me under the bus ANYTIME she notices something new: “I love your new shoes, Mommy.” (picture the sidelong glance from my husband) and then there is, “Wow, Mommy…you look pretty….I’ve never seen that new shirt before.” (another, slightly more hostile look from hubby).
I can’t even pretend to watch my diet around the child…”Mommy…why do you smell like chocolate?” Serioulsy….is this some type of cosmic joke? For 30+ years (don’t ask) I have operated as an independant woman…(well…at least a portion of that time) But now, all of a sudden, I have to answer for everything I do (yes, everything) “Mommy, why did you put that book on the counter?”, “Mommy, why are you wearing those pants??”, “Mommy, why are you eating that?”.
Somehow….I feel as though I operated just fine before…but now I have a mini-watch-everything-I-do-guardian. And she is THREE. She has no fear. She is brutally honest: “Mommy, what is wrong with your face?” (this after a small, but clearly noticeable breakout) And she pulls absolutely no punches: “Mommy…those pictures of you are, well….interesting.”
How in the world does she catch everything????