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Monday, March 2, 2009

A Hairy Conversation

Two full weeks later, the Tongginator remains obsessed with hair. She's mentioned on several occasions - in public - that men are more hairy than women. She's also remarked - in public - that she can't wait to be all grown-up so that she can grow hair (ahem) you know where. But the worst - the absolute worst - occurred last Wednesday... again, in public. It went something like this...

TONGGINATOR: Momma, daddies have more hair than mommies do. On their bodies and stuff.

TONGGU MOMMA: Yes, Tongginator, they usually do.

TONGGINATOR: But you still have hair. You have hair on your head and near your bottom.

TONGGU MOMMA: (thinking 'move it along, kiddo') Yep. And on my legs. That's why I shave them sometimes.

TONGGINATOR: I've seen you do that! And you have a little bit of hair on your chin, too.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. There are some days that I love the honesty of a four-year-old and there are some days I don't.

42 comments:

happygeek said...

Snort.

Rhonda said...

Happygeek just took the word out of my mouth...or something. ;)

Dawn said...

If they could only be so "honest" about everything instead of just the things like hair, right?

Blessings!

bbmomof2boys said...

Yep - can't beat that honesty! I was in a public bathroom with my then 3 yr old son. He was being curious and was peeking under the wall into the next stall. A pretty heavy woman was over there and he blurts out "momma, she's fat!". Well, good thing she couldn't see my face because it was bright red! I explained to him that everyone looks different, some are skinny, some are heavy, some are tall, some are short, some are black, white, well, you get the picture. That lady came out to wash her hands as I was and told me that she really appreciated the way I handled him! Kids - aren't they just the best??!!!

Hugs,
Carla

Blue said...

hahahahahaaa!!!

Mei-Ling said...

Laughing SO HARD over here.

prechrswife said...

Observant, aren't they?

McEwens said...

thanks for the morning chuckle!!!

jen@odbt said...

Cracking up!

Aunt LoLo said...

Would you believe BBJ and I had a VERY similar conversation yesterday? We had just finished our shower, and it went something like this.
BBJ: Mama! A bellybutton! (pointing at me)
Me: Yes, baby. Mama's bellybutton
B: Mama! A nai nai! (chinese for milk. pointing at...well, you get the point.)
Me: yes, baby. Mama's nai nai.
B: Mama! Hair! (Ummm...WHY must toddlers be eye-level?!)
Me: Umm...yes, baby. Hair.

*sigh* I know the day will come when a similar conversation WILL occur in public. Thankfully, her favorite is to point out my nai nai, and nobody understands what she's saying. Thank GOODNESS for the lack of Asian Persuasian in rural Connecticut!

Becky said...

Riley knows that daddies have a penis and mommies have hair. Very nice.

Rebecca said...

Heehee!!!! Thanks for letting us laugh at your expense, TM... we can all relate. I do love the refreshing honesty of children, but only when they're honest about my good qualities. :)

Kate said...

Thank you for that laugh this morning!!! I think it was mostly in recognition...for we have a four year old too...who doesn't miss a trick...or a hair.

One of the funniest moments in my teaching career happened once when we were pairling up our students with their high school buddies for the Special Olympics...and one little girl refused to go with her male friend...because he was "furry". Still cracks me up 10 years later...they just call it like they see it!!!

kris said...

well, glad you aren't takin' the razor to those CHIN hairs (wink)... thank god for tweezers.

Kim said...

LOL!! Gotta loves those 4 year olds!

Debbie said...

Oh my. Again, this proves my point that we need to teach our kids to lie at a very early age.

Jillene said...

Oh man!! But I would MUCH rather have my 3 year old tell me that I am hairy rather than telling me in public that my boobs bounce just like the trampoline!!

Dorsey said...

Yeah, my husband thinks I should just grow mine out...then I'm all.."NO WAY!! There's no money to be made in Circus life these days!"

CC said...

hee hee!! I've definitely tried to distract The Flash from talking about my hair before... ;)

Suzy said...

I completely lost my composure upon reading this. Thank goodness I wasn't out in public. Lady Pashmina (snort)!

Gail said...

4 year olds are brutally honest and ohhhh did this make me laugh.
My 6 year old notices all kinds of things about my body and is quite happy to inform me. ;)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Amen, girl!
Too funny!

Patty O. said...

They sure keep us humble, don't they?

redmaryjanes said...

Oh I hear ya sister. I'm a plucker too.

Sarah said...

Has she pointed out a zit on your face yet? I hate that.

"You have something on your face."
"I know."
"What is it?"
"Don't worry about it."
"What is it?"

It's one of the longest conversations you can have on earth.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Yep...their honesty is brutal...I may have shared this with you before...Emma Jane was in my closet with me while I was getting dressed and saw the cellulite on my legs and asked me what it was..I told her it was just cellulite and it was okay..no worries...she said, "Oh...poor poor Mommy" LOL

Kristin said...

I'm sorry TM but your little one makes me laugh. I always looks forward to your posts. :-)

Of course, I have a child just like her so it makes me feel better too.

Sharie said...

Well - has she picked up your tweezer yet and said, "You need these cause you have hair on your face!" My baby is so observant!

Debz said...

He he! Nothing like a little humility to keep us vain!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOL!! I so needed a good belly laugh today......and this was surely it!!

Lisa

RamblingMother said...

G is adamant that she not grow hair, you know, ahem, there.

Marla said...

Oh my, I seriously laughed out loud! Thanks for the giggle.

Steffie B. said...

Hysterical.....I am refraining from what I really want to say......lol....snort!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the laugh!

Unfortunately I am growing chin hair over here in Pa too.

This is the best age!

Jen

Gina (Caleeo) said...

LOL funny! That is absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the HUGE smile.

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I am so glad I wasn't drinking anything! My keyboard would have been history~

Elizabeth Channel said...

It's just funnier and funnier every day, isn't it? She's so great!

Janet said...

One time I was chatting with the neighbour and Cecil was sort of hanging off of me, looking up at me. THere was a slight pause in the conversation and he announced, (LOUDLY, I might add...) "Hey Mom, you sure have a lot of hair in your nose!"
Thanks, you little brat. :-)

Peanut said...

KK is a little obsessed with hair right now too. And extremely bothered by the amount of hair on her daddy's body. She won't cuddle with him in bed unless he puts a shirt on! (And he's really not THAT hairy!)

I hope I can handle these kinds conversations with dignity and honesty.

gritandglory.com said...

oh my word.

i'd have hit up the magnifying mirror and tweezer STAT!

Michelle said...

Oh my word!! I have been out of Blogland for a few days and I'm getting caught up on your last few posts. How HILARIOUS is this!! Leila has never talked about hair... ahem... but Mia is obsessed with it. I'm glad she's not the only one who mentions it in public places. I am mortified right with you!

Dita said...

Oh, I'm right there with ya...my almost 10 year old is from the brutally honest (and observant) school too! Ouch it hurts but its hysterical too!