I just may bottle this and sell it

Friday, March 24, 2006

On Wednesday night, I was laying in my bed reading. Terrance was on the computer. Emily ran in, danced naked in front of us, and then ran back into her room.

Me: Her body is changing again. She’s starting to get tall.

Terrance: Yeah, I noticed that at swimming tonight. Her legs are getting really long.

Me: Mmmmmmm ( the international mommy murmur of agreement)

Terrance: She is really beautiful Dawn – and I am not just saying that cause she is my kid – like she is going to be Scary Beautiful.

Me: Yeah, I know. But the best thing? She has my personality and sense of humor…

Terrance: So that should drive at least 2/3rds of the boys away.

Me: Exactly. See – if you had gone for the demure type it would have been much, much worse. Beautiful and Demure? Lethal. Beautiful and Goofy with a touch of smartass thrown in? Like a natural boy repellant. I am the DEET of the male/female relationship world.

Terrance: That's quite a power you've got there.

13 Baleful Regards:

Sugarmama said...

I hope MY daughter develops some more DEET-ness in her personality. Currently, she's a little too interested in boys. At not-quite-8, mind you! Scary...

mama_tulip said...

Hey, I'd buy it. ;)

Nancy said...

If you bottle it, I'm buying it. I have two girls that are going to grow up pretty quick.

Marcie said...

Actually she'll probably attract the cool guys. Beauty and a smartass, that will drive them crazy!

Catherine said...

oh, you might have been a DEET for the Mr. Wrongs of the world... but it's all good 'cause you were a total magnet for Mr. Right. Which can only mean that Little Miss Emily will be all right in the end if she's anything like you. :)

oshee said...

Very Cute..and best of all with that attitude you won't have to worry that she expects anything from others because she's pretty. That is true strength.

sweatpantsmom said...

Gimme some of that DEET, like QUICK.

With my two smarty-pants-sassyfrass chicks here, I may need buckets of that stuff.

Li said...

I feel very deety as well...oddly I'm really okay with that.

Lisa said...

I can so relate to being man repellant! It actually can be a good thing.

You are too funny. I love your sense of humor.

Elizabeth said...

On the flip side, I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of girls my boys will be attracted to. I would guess someone bookish and not afraid to show her intelligence for Ryan, athletic and charming for Nathan. Gee, sounds like Emily!

mothergoosemouse said...

I'm going to do my damnedest to turn my girls into geeks. Socially acceptable ones, but who don't give a crap about what the rest of the crowd is doing. Talk to me in a few years; I'm sure I will have failed miserably.

Meghan said...

So that should drive at least 2/3rds of the boys away.

Me: Exactly. See – if you had gone for the demure type it would have been much, much worse. Beautiful and Demure? Lethal. Beautiful and Goofy with a touch of smartass thrown in? Like a natural boy repellant. I am the DEET of the male/female relationship world.

Terrance: That's quite a power you've got there.

HAHAhAHAHA!

HA! You are the best Dawn. The best.

Mommygoth said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but I think I love your husband.

 
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