Our three year old has recently taken up a new past time: Extreme Honesty.
Oh, yes, it can be brutal, my friends.
She has been known to point directly at an unsuspecting bystander and say in a loud voice, “You have BIG TEETH!” She recently asked me, “Why is your stomach still FAT when you don’t have a baby in there anymore?”
You need nerves of steel to live with someone practicing Extreme Honesty. When I told the toddler that she had made a pretty picture, KatieBug, said matter-of-factly, “No, Mommy, that is not pretty. She scribbled. It is ugly.”
I saw the toddler brushing her hair and commented, “Oh! Pretty!” and Katie Bug looked puzzled and said, “Her hair does NOT look pretty today!”
When we were watching and discussing a commentary on one of the debates, she said, “I want that fat one to win.”
What this means for you is that if you see us walking toward you at WalMart and you happen to be having a bad hair day, walk away. Just walk away.
She isn’t trying to be rude or mean. She just has definite opinions about things and believes all of us would benefit from hearing them. I don’t know where she gets it.