Now That’s A Backhanded Compliment

October 18, 2010 by Michelle

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On Saturday, my husband arrived home after a long day coaching. He walked in the door and into the family room where the wee ones and I were having Movie Night With Mommy and eating popcorn. Immediately, he leaned over me to give me a kiss in greeting.

I ummm (ok, so we’ve been married awhile), shrank back a bit as I inhaled. With an offended look, he insisted he didn’t smell that bad. I simply shrugged and returned my attention to the movie and the popcorn Little Miss and I were sharing.

My husband walked over to Mister Man.

I’ll get an unbiased opinion. Mister Man, do I smell bad?

After breathing in a whiff, Mister Man leaned back, and with his most earnest expression replied, No, Daddy, you smell much better than bad.

Fortunately, I wasn’t the only one dying of laughter. My husband also thought Mister Man’s careful wording was hilarious. Gotta love this kid!

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  • Tara R.

    My husband refs soccer games, I need to use this line with him. Brilliant… nice one Mister Man.

  • Melisa with one S

    So cute, and you know I'd totally be shrinking away as well. haha

  • WeaselMomma

    That could be a catch phrase in your home for many years to come.

  • Unknown Mami

    What a diplomat!

  • NYCPatty

    LOL! That's awesome.

    Honest opinio! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michelle

    Tara – Oh, please feel free to steal it.

    Melisa – Of course you would!

    WeaselMomma – I think it's already become one. How can we not keep that alive?

    Unknown Mami – He tries, doesn't he?

    NYCPatty – Isn't it? Gotta love what comes from their mouths.

  • septembermom

    Mister Man knows how to say it just right ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute picture too.

  • Michelle

    Kelly – Doesn't he though? And this is my boy WITHOUT social skills ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • lisleman

    the great thing about kids telling you like it is. Now I'm at the stage of getting advice like this from the grandkids.

  • Emily

    Mister Man sounds very diplomatic, lol!

  • Michelle

    lisleman – It's got to be even better from the grandkids, right? I can only imagine!

    Emily – That's the irony. He generally isn't, but I *love* how this one came out.

  • Matty

    Kids come up with gems.

  • Michelle

    Matty – They absolutely do. If only I were as funny as them. Except I'd want to do it intentionally.

  • Mrs4444

    yeah, b.o. isn't an aphrodisiac for me, either ๐Ÿ™‚ haha

  • Michelle

    Mrs4444 – Thank goodness? I don't think I could be friends with you if it were ๐Ÿ˜‰

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