Not Pretty….

You know how I feel about the park. I have a love hate relationship with that place. But it truly is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday Morning.

Zed quickly put the kids in the van, as I grabbed the snacks and put on my coat.  When I walked outside Whirlwind looked at me and asked, “What are you wearing under your coat?”

“Just a sweatshirt. ” I answered.

“Let me see it.”

I undid my coat and showed her my Team Canada Olympic Sweater from a few years ago.

`”Oh.”  She said, “Not pretty.”


I sort of started to giggle and then wondered if this could be a teaching moment.

“Whirlwind, what’s pretty?”

“When you do your eyes and put on lipstick.”

Hmmm… these are not the sort of messages I want to send my daughter. At the same time, I want to put on make up and look pretty.  And I do look pretty when I am wearing make up. But, I want her to feel pretty all the time.

But, when it really comes down to it, I just want her to be good at math.