January 29, 2006

A Truth

One of the best things about having a beautiful six month-old daughter is that you can hold her and tell her how beautiful she is and she can't yet get away.

Posted by Chris at January 29, 2006 7:41 AM

Enjoy it while you can.

Posted by: Allan at January 29, 2006 9:10 AM

I can't believe she's 6 months old already!

Posted by: kalisah at January 29, 2006 9:11 AM

More importantly, it won't yet go to her head. Recently I told my 4yo how much I love her and she replied, "'Cause I'm so cute?"

P.S. You can also blow raspberries on Mia's tummy without her getting away, which my mother always says is torture but everyone knows it's FUN.

Posted by: Karen at January 29, 2006 9:20 AM

My mother still tries to hold me down and tell me things like that. I tend to roll my eyes.

Posted by: Emily at January 29, 2006 9:44 AM

Do you seriously know females who would run away from you if you told them they were beautiful? I would tend to think any female would want to stay right there in your arms and smile up at you with drool running down their chins, all ga-ga-goo-goo-like.

Posted by: JuJu's Mom at January 29, 2006 9:48 AM

I read this and thought about the way I pull away from compliments. I suspect if I'd had an adoring father telling me I was beautiful when I was a little girl, I wouldn't do that.

So. Thank you on behalf of the little girl who can't say so for herself. Thank you for raising her to love herself.


Posted by: feith at January 29, 2006 10:09 AM


Posted by: Tonya at January 29, 2006 10:52 AM

LOL. That's one of my favorites too.

Posted by: Ginny at January 29, 2006 11:27 AM

... at 6 months old, not only can they NOT get away, but you may just be lucky enough to get a little kiss on the cheek, too! :-)

Posted by: Lisa at January 29, 2006 11:31 AM

That ends as soon as they figure out what to do with thier feet. My 2.5 yo will not brush me off and go running away.... sigh.

Posted by: Elaine at January 29, 2006 1:18 PM

What a heartwarming entry. Truly. You gave me the warm fuzzies. :)

Posted by: Kestrel at January 29, 2006 5:41 PM

The same with a five month old son. And you can blow raspberries on their bellies 'til they squeal in giggles.

Posted by: HR mommy at January 29, 2006 6:54 PM

Ooops. I just noticed Karen said the same thing first.

Posted by: HR mommy at January 29, 2006 6:55 PM

Snuggling with babies. That was pretty much the highlight of my day, too.

Posted by: alektra at January 29, 2006 7:31 PM

Made me cry again. Dork.

Posted by: Heather at January 30, 2006 1:35 AM

Happily, that state lasts for a little while... but somehow I doubt it'll last as long as I want.

Posted by: Rich | Championable at January 31, 2006 11:44 AM

I felt in the same way when I had a baby daughter.I hope once I will go back to that utopian land.

Posted by: paul at February 1, 2006 8:14 AM

And then they talk - back. A lot. ;-)

Posted by: Rae at February 1, 2006 11:43 AM