Shapes And Figments

August 12, 2009 by Michelle

Children have the most interesting perspectives, don’t they?

Yesterday, the wee ones and I were playing in a pool. We had a little yellow koosh-like ball (remember those?) that we were throwing back and forth and generally randomly playing with. It was — pun intended — all fun and games.

The new game became keep away somehow. Little Miss was very upset that she didn’t have the ball and insisted that I had hidden it. I showed her my hands to prove that I didn’t have it. She shook her head angrily and insisted I did.

Right there! You have it there! she insisted.

No, Sweetie, I replied.

She didn’t believe me and reached out to pat at my chest. Convinced, she started remonstrating me that yes, I’d hidden the ball right there. She could feel it, see? It was proof. She started to the try to grab it out of my suit, at which point I held her firmly away from me.

Pumpkin, that isn’t the ball we were playing with. That’s part of Mommy’s body. See, the ball is over here? Do you see it? And look, those lumps are still there. That wasn’t the ball.

Mollified, she took the proferred ball.

And proceeded to stick it down the front of her swimsuit, parading around announcing that she looked just like Mommy. Great.



  • Roxane

    Oh my gosh! LOL how mortifying, and funny…

  • septembermom

    I'm sure she looked cute strutting her stuff around the pool. You know my daughter's fascination with that part of the female anatomy. I can sympathize. Yesterday, my daughter at the pool wanted to keep taking cups of water and pour it down the front of her bathing suit. I'm sure all the moms wondered what she was doing.

  • Pat

    That is hilarious. So, then, wasn't she just single-breasted? Oh well, it's a start.

  • Heather

    That's pretty funny!

  • t.t. millers

    Thank you for the great laugh! I needed a pick me up today… and you were there!!! xoxo

  • Fishsticks and Fireflies

    Oh dear! Thank you for that giggle!

  • Mrs4444

    Wow. I thought you said there was only one ball?! heehee

  • Unknown Mami


  • Laura

    Laughed out loud in a coffee shop, wearing headphones I don't know how loud I laughed but people looked my way! You owe me Michelle 🙂

  • WeaselMomma

    What's worse? That your daughter not figuring out where the ball was and not believing you or finding out that your bustline closely resembles a koosh ball?

  • Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom

    LOL – too funny!

  • Michelle

    Roxane – Ummm yeah. This is where I break out the “I'll never see these people again” mantra.

    Kelly – Fortunately, they're small enough that people just smile tolerantly at them. For now….

    Pat – Well, yeah. On the plus side, she apparently doen't pay THAT much attention to me all the time?

    Heather – Fortunately, I thought so even at the time.

    t.t. millers – Hey, I do what I can. So glad I could help 🙂

    Nichole – Just a giggle? I was hoping for more!

    Barb – There was. She's not the most observant little girl, ok?

    Unknown Mami – Ahhh, yeah. Hilarious. That's why we have kids, isn't it?

    Laura – Ooo, now THAT'S the kind of reaction I like. Sorry about that one.

    WeaselMomma – Hands down, that she thinks it resembles a Koosh. Hands down.

    Steph – Oh just wait, you're in for similar treats soon enough!

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