I enjoy watching ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” with Sydney, age 5. Call me girly, but my daughter and I bond over the sequins and frilly dresses.
On Monday’s show, several of the women were wearing skimpy costumes, including dancer Peta Murgatroyd. I decided to use the skimpy costume as a teaching moment.
“That dress is NOT for little girls or even teenagers,” I said. “Only big girls can wear a dress like that.”
“Oh,” Sydney replied thoughtfully.
Yay! I thought. She gets it.
“You mean young big girls,” Sydney clarified. “You’re too old.”
Then I laughed, and she laughed.
I just hope she doesn’t wear a get-up like that to prom.
What have your kids said lately that put you in your place?
photo credit: ABC