13 November 2009

A conversation between M- and D-: Now thar's a handsome woman

Here's a little conversation I overheard the other day between my 5-year-old son D- and my 2-year-old daughter M-, while they were sitting on the floor getting dressed:

D- (innocently): You look handsome today, M-.

M- (lovingly but firmly correcting him): No. I'm pretty! Not handsome.

D- (seeing a chance to frustrate her): I'm pretty, you're handsome.

M- (getting riled up, but still just extremely insistent): Noooo!!! Handsome is for boys, pretty is for girls, so I'm pretty, and you are handsome.

D- (scrambling for a BS explanation, just like his old man would): No. ...

M- (shouting now): YES!! Handsome is for boys and you will be in trouble for saying a girl is handsome!



You may enjoy my previous D- conversations, (2YO daughter) M- conversations, and (wife) J- conversations.

9 comments:

Middle Aged Woman said...

Oh, M-, there are so MANY things D- will get in trouble for saying to women...let him get used to it now.

Joanie M said...

Oh, he's going to be doing that all her life... even as an adult, I bet! I know these things... I have 4 brothers.

Mary said...

So is she Literal M now? Proper word usage trumps the compliment?

Miss Grace said...

You CAN actually be a handsome woman. Especially if you're in a Jane Austen novel.

Swirl Girl said...

...but I bet he has a "great personality!"

Trooper Thorn said...

He should ask her how much she weighs.

Rena said...

Sure, the concept is the important thing, but "handsome" definitely implies "you are attractive but in a manish way" She has a right to be insulted. ;)

Brittany said...

Um, hello,s he is totally right.

You only call a girl handsome when she has an adam's apple and big hands.

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