Wednesday, June 03, 2009

reality check

There's nothing like a kid to keep one's feet planted firmly on the ground.

My daughter, aged 8 1/2, turns to me as I prepare to read a chapter of 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' this evening:

"You're so beautiful Mummy" she sighs adoringly, and I smile because this means that at least one person in the world truly believes I am gorgeous, but then she adds, " ..... in your personality".

Darn.

16 comments:

mackey said...

Welcome back Miss Jelly=]
Beauty comes from within....so I know you are beautiful inside &out.
<3

Susan said...

Too cute! Hi Jelly!

Remiman said...

Jellyhead,Ya gotta take what you can get when you can get it. ;>)
rel

Shelly/Michelle said...

Precious!!!!

meggie said...

Jelly! I am delirious with joy, at seeing you are still here!
I used to sit & watch my mother getting ready to go out... I wished I could be like her.
When I got older, & my own daughter did this, I was irritated, & wanted her to go away..
Life's loops are strange.

freefalling said...

Bloody kids!
and....
Yay!
You're still alive!!

TUFFENUF said...

A sideways compliment is better than none at all! I am happy to see you in blogville again!!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I'm sooo happy to see you back, Jelly. As for the compliment? Take it while you can...too soon she'll be a teenager and won't want to know you...lol.

thisisme said...

A compliment is a compliment - and I think I'd rather be beautiful in the personality anyway. Lovely to see you back

Alice said...

That certainly was a genuine compliment, Jelly. 'Looks' come and go (as we all know) but a beautiful personality will be remembered and loved by some many long after the looks are faded.

.....though it would be lovely to be have both, wouldn't it?...lol

Alipurr said...

Hi Jelly! my aunt sandy (AIP) and I were just saying nice things about you at dinner :).

The Hippocratic Oaf said...

Cutting wit for an 8 year old, you should be proud!

Stomper Girl said...

Well Jelly I DO think you sound like you have a beautiful personality and you've probably raised your daughter to value personality over looks, haven't you? (I'm sure she thinks you are beautiful physically too though)

Isabelle said...

We all know you're lovely in every way! (Except that you could perhaps improve your blogging frequency...)

Dragonfly said...

Hehe. As much as you want them to internalise the value of things inside.....:-)

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