Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sunday Funnies: *POP* Goes My Ego

This story actually happened a few years ago but I couldn't resist posting it after Lisa from Boondock Ramblings sparked the memory from one of her own similar stories.

Let me just begin by admitting the humiliating truth that when I was pregnant I puffed up like the Michelin Man.  I was even as white as he was, I could put a Cullen to shame.  That tends to happen when you lay in bed for seven months.  So after having my third child I was a little scary.
One warm and sunny afternoon in June my family decided that we should go to the lake and take our ancient boat, Herman, out for a little paddle around the puddle, I mean lake, that is near our home.  After searching for a bathing suit I found to my horror that the only one that I had in my possession was a blue and green tie-dyed one from my teenage years, when I was a size 0.  Yeah, that was a blow to my ego.
Discovering such a depressing piece of clothing still in my wardrobe put the plans for the day on hold for a bit.  I called my sister and told her that we could meet them over at the lake but first I was going to have to go to the store and find a swimming suit that would fit my big fat butt.
So I packed my three kids up and we went shopping.  Kira was so excited to go shopping, she loves shopping.  And she particularly LOVES swimming suits.  As I flipped through the dwindling supply of basic colored bathing suits Kira was on a hunt of her own.  After several minutes of intense searching she pulled this hideous suit that was a black,green, pink, and blue swirl of nauseating colors off the rack and walked over to me.  She held it up to my back side and looked at it with a critical eye.
"Mom," she announced in a very serious voice. "I think this one will fit your big fat butt."
It was an Extra-Extra-Extra Large.
Kids have such a way of destroying your ego.

Sunday Funnies is a weekly theme here at Cake Crumbs. If you would like to play along just think back through your week and find the funniest thing that happened to you and jot it down. You can leave your story in the comments box if you would like. Or if you decide to do a post on your own site just mention it in your comment and we'll be sure to come check it out!


kayerj said...

If you have a big but--I don't want to even think about mine :)

Children are so refreshingly honest aren't they?

Mimi said...

Yes indeed, they can destroy your ego in two seconds flat!
And they do not lose that ability as they get older!
Sometimes you need a thick skin, don't you Heidi?
My word verif is cling, but you wouldn't want to be clinging to kids as your lifeline! And still they're wonderful!

Nat said...


...and I'll bet that size 0 fits you again! Sickening! :)

InspiredDreamer said...

Hey you, I'm giving you an award (hooray!) Check it out...

Have an Extraordinary Day!

Killlashandra said...

Ah children, they often have a special way with words don't they? ;)