Seth: “Mom, this part of your leg is kinda fat.” (He was pointing to my inner thigh.) Me: (Eyes widening and head tilting slightly to the side.) Seth: “I’m not trying to be mean.” Me: “Um, son, telling someone they are fat is not something you should ever say.” Seth: “I’m not trying to be mean.” Me: “I know. It’s okay.” Seth: (Thinking quick about how he can make me feel better) “Your ankles are really skinny.”And scene.
I had a conversation with my six-year old recently. And it went a little something like this: