Monday, August 13, 2007

Hello Gorgeous...

Yes! Someone actually said that to me last week.

And, I was stunned!

Why? It's not that I am not good looking (heehee), but at this age? I have seen better days and have had my fair share of suitors already! Ok, I am past my prime .... what do you expect after 3 kids. Also, I am the chin chye sort (anything goes), always in my capri and tee. I usually dont bother to dress up ... except for those dates with hubby! And there I was in my grubby tee. Really, Not gorgeous looking at all!

No, it was not a pick up line. (If not, that person would have gotten a tight slap from me! Huh!) It came from Little D! I was shocked because "gorgeous" is not a word that I use in my everyday conversation with her. Nor, in hubby's. So how did she pick up that word?

Me: Little D, what's "gorgoeus"?

Little D: Pretty.

Me: (Hmm ... she knows the meaning of the word.) Who is "gorgoeus"?

Little D: Me! I am gorgoeus!

Me: Who said you were "gorgoeus"?

Little D: Uncle Peter! He always says I am gorgeous!

Oh!, so, it was her favourite uncle! Mystery solved. Confirmed, I am really not gorgoeus. She was just regurgitating a word that she had learnt, and had used it on me!

12 comments:

Kelly Mahoney said...

Aww, how cute.

tigerfish said...

But, like mother like daughter, so if your little D is gorgeous, you are too :D

justcate said...

Reminds me of the times when my boys (they were little then) thought I was the most beautiful woman (yes, 'woman' not just mum) in the world! Sigh!

bp said...

Haha... cheeky you! I think D means it, that you really are gorgeous, and I believe you must be!

Hello Gorgeous ;p

Judy said...

It is good to know that she is confident of the way she looks. I suppose this confirms that a child feels good from the way adults talk to them. I need to change my ways of talking.....pah!!! :)

J@n!ce said...

Kids are really smart these days & pick up words very fast. Your little D has her sense of humour there & gave u some hope of being "gorgeous". She is gg to be a brilliant gal in future :D

iml said...

Haven't you heard, beautiful parents beget beautiful children?

NomadicMom said...

SAHM - Ditto on justcate's comment. My boys also used to say that I am the MOST beautiful woman in the world...even more beautiful and sweeter than SNOW WHITE!! Now! They think I am the wicked witch!!!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Children say the nicest, sweetest, sometimes strangest and most amusing things.. They are so adorable!
They are truly our greatest gifts, don't you think? Great to see you on my site again. One more post and I will be in S'pore on Sunday! Can't wait!

Jonzz said...

Don't be too modest. To your daughter you are gorgeous, mah. That's a compliment.

eastcoastlife said...

ay... come on. Don't kill that word! I'm called 'gorgeous' most times I go to the neighbouring market and the mini-marts.

And Little D knows what she's talking about. She said 'pretty'. Actually you should tell her it's 'drop-dead pretty!' hehehe....

And I would love to hear her call me that. Gorgeous! muahahahahaha...

Sasha said...

hey gorgeous....okay what...Nice word. Ask her to call u gorgeous from now onwards la. Hahahha