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  • #16
    My best friend, (through the stress of a divorce, being laid off, etc), picked up his smoking habit after not smoking for 10 years. My 6 year old one day greets him with a hug and lurched away and bluntly pointed out... "Uncle Nick! You stink really bad!" And then she ran off chasing her little sister making fake retching noises.

    He stopped smoking again after that. Kids have the uncanny ability to motivate adults. My motivation was my lovely daughters little rhyme she created for me "Daddy McFatty".

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    • #17
      The ones I love are when kids see the beauty in what we consider flaws. My daughter once complimented somebody on her "sparkly teeth" (braces) and I've heard little boys comment on "really cool scars" and once a kid about liking Mommy "soft and squishy" as skinny people are hard and pokey.

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      • #18
        The majority of the moms at my DS's school are, umm, HUUUUUUGE ADULTS. Not a huge surprise, because the district is one of the lowest-income districts in the city. However, I am not overweight, which makes me sort of stick out in the crowd. I asked him once on the way home from an event if it was weird for him that his mom looked so different from all his friends moms. He looked at me like I was nuts and said, no way, you are intimidating, you are really tiny and strong!

        I laughed for hours over that one.... have never been referred to as 'intimidating' before!

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        • #19
          The kids are of many minds about my Primal experiment.

          Number 2 (the daughter, not the BM...) thinks it is sooo cool that Mom is getting trimmer and fitting into more fashionable clothing (didn't care to when I got bigger - didn't feel attractive). This is also the kid who sports a beginning six-pack and thinks she wants to go into makeup and fashion as a career. "Mom, (hugging) you feel so much better!"

          Number 1 is a little unhappy. She is a carb addict, loves to make homemade bread, peanut butter cookies (her PB cookies made me like PB cookies for the first time!) and fudge brownies, is my snuggle-bunny and is getting scared that I will ask her to go Primal, too. "Mom, there is less of you to cuddle with"

          Number 3 (the special-needs one) only cares that I have more energy. Her take on it: "Again! Again!" as I play outside with her.

          Number 4 is my legalist. Her schtick: "Moooooooom!! Papa is getting rice crackers! Is THAT Primal?!?!"
          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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          • #20
            Mine isn't about weight or even out of my kids' mouths, but a friend and I were
            walking yesterday and she was telling me how her 1st grader's best friend no longer
            wanted to be friends with her anymore, and here is why:

            Mom: Why doesn't Ella want to be your friend anymore?
            Alyssa: Because I told on her.
            Mom: What? Why did you tell on her! Best friends don't tell on best friends!
            Alyssa: Mommy, she was hanging upside down on the bars and her PRIVACY WAS SHOWING!


            OMG, her PRIVACY?!?!?! I laughed so loud and hard over that, my friend almost had to
            summon the crash cart.

            Now of course the little girl hanging upside down had underwear on, and no PRIVATES
            were showing, but still. Privacy. Hilarious.

            I'm going to use it as a noun for my OWN.... privacy....

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Bosnic View Post
              The more people hear criticism, the better they learn to handle it.
              I can't agree with that. I was an obese kid and got teased by other kids (there very few obese kids at the time so I was singled out). I am a very sensitive person, too sensitive, and it was very, very hard for me. Actually it made me avoid kids and seek the company of adults. I wouldn't go out and play, I would sit at home and read instead. Yes, I knew I was fat and I knew that made mi different. And I learned quite early in life that anything that is different is singled out and targeted by others. Trust me, I didn't enjoy my childhood and I developed a complex about my appearance that I find it difficult to shake off (I am 35 now), in spite of all my achievements and my major weight loss success. So I guess it comes down to what kind of person you are and how you react to criticism. Any kind of criticism, not only about my body, makes me feel bad - angry, frustrated, guilty, whatever. And I really can't handle it well, never learned how to.

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              • #22
                Sol y Sombra: You really need to learn how to. Otherwise, life will just suck way too much
                My chocolatey Primal journey

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                • #23
                  learning how to accept criticism is a good thing, but not always possible. there are some who are just very sensitive, and hearing criticisms again and again will just make the situation more sensitive rather than less. i don't think it's inherent, but something that has to be worked from a different angle. everyone has their hangups, i really don't think it's up to people on the outside to try to change others.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
                    learning how to accept criticism is a good thing, but not always possible. there are some who are just very sensitive, and hearing criticisms again and again will just make the situation more sensitive rather than less. i don't think it's inherent, but something that has to be worked from a different angle. everyone has their hangups, i really don't think it's up to people on the outside to try to change others.
                    Agreed. Everyone responds to criticism differently. Prior to primal, I would ignore any criticism about my weight. "It wasn't their body, wasn't their business, so leave me the eff alone," I thought to myself. It took seeing a close friend of mine lose weight and keep it off to finally convince me to give primal a shot.

                    In order to change something about yourself, you have to want that change. You can't have others determine it for you otherwise the change won't stick or won't happen in the first place IMO.
                    Went Primal July 25th, 2011.

                    Current Age: 25

                    Total Loss: 126 lbs

                    Starting Stats: Weighed 266 lbs, Body Fat 37.6% (100 lbs), BMI 40.9

                    Current Stats: Weight 140 lbs, Body Fat 15.2% (21.1 lbs), BMI 21.2

                    Current Goals: Get a stronger core through Pilates and continue being as Primal as I can be.

                    My Weight Loss Notes Now on a blog page. It starts with "My Weight Loss: Introduction." Available to the public, share with friends if you'd like!

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                    • #25
                      I'm not saying that my way of accepting criticism easily to improve myself is the best and only way to go. But I"m just saying that it makes life a hell of a lot easier because of the way and frequency in which others dole out criticism.
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                      • #26
                        Mum tells my sister and me a funny tale from our infancy. When I was a few months old and Vicki, my sister, was nearly 4, Mum went to the sales. She was busy pushing the stroller trough the store with Viocki trailing behind and suddenly realised Vivki had stopped and looked very mutinous (no one does mutinous looks like her!). Mum asked her what was wrong. The response, at the top of her voice, naturally, was:

                        "It's OK for you, you can see nice stuff but all I can see is FAT LADIES' BOTTOMS. In my FACE."

                        Mum exited that store fairly smartly!
                        Odille
                        F 58 / 170cms / SW 131.5 kgs / Current 112.4/ GW 65
                        following Primal Lifestyle and swimming my way to health

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                        • #27
                          When I was in kindergarden, my mom's best friend, who happened to be over 300 lbs., told me she was "practically perfect in every way," a la Merry Poppins. All I had to say was " No, Merry Poppins wasn't fat." My mom was mortified but her friend just said, "It's true."

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                          • #28
                            I once got in a conversation with a little pre-school boy who kept trying to put his hands on my tummy at work. he said, "Are you pregnant?"

                            I said, "No"

                            "Then what's in there"

                            "A lot of food"

                            "You must have eaten a lot of food" - eyes wide with shock and awe

                            "Yes, yes I did"

                            LOL . . . .

                            Of course any low self-esteem I might have got from that conversation was all erased on the day I wore a long brick red maxi dress to school. Before story time with the ECE class one of the little girls told me "You look like a princess" - BEST. COMPLIMENT. EVER!
                            Healthy Bucket List:
                            • Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
                            • Hike the Appalachian Trail
                            • Do a real pull-up
                            • Run a 5k
                            • Be "Hot For Training Camp"



                            Check out my journey at Outdoor Amy's Blog.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by OutdoorAmy View Post
                              I once got in a conversation with a little pre-school boy who kept trying to put his hands on my tummy at work. he said, "Are you pregnant?"

                              I said, "No"

                              "Then what's in there"

                              "A lot of food"

                              "You must have eaten a lot of food" - eyes wide with shock and awe

                              "Yes, yes I did"

                              LOL . . . .

                              Of course any low self-esteem I might have got from that conversation was all erased on the day I wore a long brick red maxi dress to school. Before story time with the ECE class one of the little girls told me "You look like a princess" - BEST. COMPLIMENT. EVER!
                              We underestimate how observant our students are. My students notice and often compliment things about me I don 't really notice. This past year a couple of students were looking through previous years yearbooks and mentioned how much better they like my hair now as its longer etc. If you have new clothing, jewlery, hairstyle etc..they notice.
                              Karin


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                              • #30
                                When I was a babysitting teenager, I was babysitting a boy who reached out, touched my face, and said..."Why is your nose so big?" I do have a rather prominent schnoz, and I just said "noses come in all shapes and sizes. Mine is just a big one!" he was satisfied with that answer.

                                I also sat for a little girl (whose mother was rather flat chested), and she reached out and grabbed my boob saying "What are these?" So funny. She's like a Senior in high school now and would probably just *die* if she knew she did that. ;-)

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