Compliments of a 5 Year Old

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Compliments of a 5 Year Old

compliments of a 5 year old

Middle man is smooth. Well at least he used to be. He is the kind of child that goes up to a random adult and compliments them. "Nice dress." "Cool car." Generally adults think he is lovely. If he goes to a Birthday party he leaves shouting "That was the best party ever!" Until the next one which then is. He generally knows the right thing to say and when to say it.

Except last week.

Last week it all went a bit wrong where I was concerned. It started on Thursday in the park. Out of nowhere he burst into tears telling me how sad he would be when I die.

"I'm not planning on going anywhere just yet" I replied.

"I know, but I will just be so sad I wont stop crying."

I cuddled him and he laid across my lap. "When it does happen a long time from now, I want you to have a lovely life. Not cry all the time." I said as I looked into his deep blue eyes.

He sniffed a bit and then replied "OK Mummy, but I want you to know that I really love your moustache. It's so soft."

"Best go off and have a play" I said, whilst stroking my upper lip.

It didn't get any better on Friday. Again down the park after school. This time he sees a little baby. "Ah she's so cute" he exclaims. This coming from the boy that ran out of the hospital ward screaming "No, no, no!" when his little brother was born.

"Yes very cute, but don't think Mummy is going to have anymore babies"

"Really?" he questioned. He then stroked my tummy and said "but why is your tummy so big then?"

"Best go off and play" I said whilst patting my stomach.

So there you go, middle man has lost his smoothness. I hope it comes back soon before I develop a complex. And with that I had better go and look up hair removal and weight loss specialists.

Do your children compliment you in totally the wrong way?

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  1. Ha this is so funny Louise! Kids know how to say just the right make us feel utterly rubbish about ourselves! X

  2. Lol kids !! They can bring us up and down in a second lol

  3. I love it, children always have the best way with words. In fact if ever I want an honest opinion I will ask the children, no sugar coating the truth with them. I absolutely love the moustache comment, where do they even get this stuff from! Thank you for linking up with #magicmoments :)

  4. Charlotte Pearson8 June 2015 at 13:12

    lol - yes I get this and my 7 year old is normally smooth too #magicmoments

  5. He's so funny! 'I really love your moustache' is hilarious (sorry!) My two year old regularly demands that I put on my make up, which I think is a little rude! #magicmoments

  6. Coombe Mill (Fiona)8 June 2015 at 14:31

    So funny, I've been hit by both of these over the years too, mortifying but kids will come out with it as they see it! #MagicMoments

  7. Oh that is brilliant! Poor you and the 'compliments'! My son is 3yrs old. He loves my boobies as they are 'wobbly' and my stomach is it is 'big and soft'. Great. #magicmoments

  8. Louise Fairweather9 June 2015 at 17:49

    He's as bad as mine!

  9. Louise Fairweather9 June 2015 at 17:50


  10. Lol, gotta love the back-handed compliments that children give! Let's hope his technique on giving compliments improves as he gets older! :-)

  11. Louise Fairweather13 June 2015 at 18:49

    I hope so!

  12. Hahah I have to admit the toddlers always have a way with words don't they. Mine two are constantly telling me things I don't want to hear. Bless you. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

  13. Louise Fairweather17 June 2015 at 09:52

    Ooooo thanks for the reminder!