Thursday, February 10, 2011

It could have been such a touching moment...

I love the Bruno Mars song "Just the Way You Are." (If you haven't heard it, click here.) From the first time I heard it, it made me think of my daughter Haley. She's beautiful, she's wonderful. In the words of the song, she is amazing, just the way she is.

So a couple of days ago, we were in the car together, just the two of us. The song came on the radio and I told Haley that I really love the song because it made me think of her. She listened to it, then asked me why it made me think of her. I told her that it was because I wanted her to realize that she is incredible and amazing.

In my head, the next thing to come would be a touching moment where she was empowered by realizing that she is wonderful just as she is. There would probably be a big hug. Maybe even a sentimental tear or two.

In reality, she said: "Huh. That's kind of weird."

The touching moment then degenerated into a round of "You're weird." "No, you're weird." Followed by a rousing chorus of "You're a weird-o... just the way you are."


Mistaken said...

lol! That's just the kind of think that would happen with my kids! I'm sure they get the message!

Betsy said...

That's awesome! Being called a weirdo in our house in akin to being called honey or dear!

(visiting from Mama Kat's-- I love your songversation!)

RedWriter said...

Love it. Aren't kids classic. I will never be able to listen to this song again now without a little lyric change ha ha. :) xx

May said...

But some day she will get it. She may not ever tell you so you just have to believe that it will happen! :-)

Mry Jhnsn said...

This is the kind of thing that happens to me on a daily biases even when not trying! Great post :)

Jill of all Trades said...

Visiting from Mama Kat -
But it sounds like you DID have that awesome mother-daughter moment. Just not with hugs and tears.
There's an sappy, sad old song about lost love, "Walking in the Sand" dad would always ruit it my making a goofy noise everytime it came on. I'm 34 and I still think of his goofy noise when I hear it.
I bet your girl will think of your silly car ride every time she hears that song now!