husband vs son

10 Feb


‘What’s wrong?’ asked N. in a semi-bored semi-overworked kind of tone while we were getting ready to call it a night and wander off to dreamland.

‘I feel ugly’ I replied while staring at the wall.

‘Well, you shouldn’t’, he responded in a now 100%-bored-and-way-too-tired-to-get-into-that-conversation tone.

‘That’s it? Seriously? one step closer to switching on the fountain of unlimited tears I seem to have in storage for the last 18 weeks.

‘Well you are not and I am tired’.

Oh honey but you are beautiful. You glow. Your skin looks radiant. You are full of life. You are creating a miracle, was more like what I needed to hear but no, I got the WELL, YOU SHOULDN’T response.


Yiannis loves to take pictures and whenever he sees a window of opportunity he puts on the loving, caring and compassionate (=I can do whatever I want with you mommy) face and asks me if he can use my phone to take a couple of pictures.

Then, when he manages to take 3 zillion in less than 5 minutes, we go through them (one by one) and start the keep it or lose it process. Most of them are blurry so we both agree on losing them, some are boring nice which I pretend to keep and lose later on when he’s not looking (yes, mother of the year award-again) and some are really good (like 5 out of the 3 zillion).

He usually takes pictures of his toys, his room, his books, occasionally of his sister who is really eager to pose her bunny teeth in front of any camera and occasionally of mom. When we got to the one picture he took of me the conversation went like this:

‘Oh honey, lose this one’.

‘But why mom? It’s not blurry’.

‘I know hon. But I look ugly.’

‘No, mom. You NEVER look ugly. You are ALWAYS beautiful.

I rest my case

Until next time



p.s. I knew there was a reason I had kids in the first place.


one of the 3 zillion

16 Responses to “husband vs son”

  1. kidsrecipesandorganisedchaos February 10, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    You’ve raised him well 😉 x

  2. ramblingsfromamum February 10, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Bless him, perhaps tell N that’s what he said adding hmm that’s all I wanted from you 🙂 ps from where I sit you’re not ugly, you are beautifully pregnant 🙂 xx

    • wonderlandbytatu February 13, 2014 at 7:21 am #

      That is so kind of you. I really never felt this beautiful radiant pregnancy thing with neither of my previous pregnancies either. Some moments yes, but definitely not throughout the whole 9 months. Thank you for trying to boost my confidence, it’s much appreciated!

      • ramblingsfromamum February 13, 2014 at 7:30 am #

        smiles – here for you anytime, you know that 🙂 Thank you for being so appreciative xxx

      • wonderlandbytatu February 13, 2014 at 7:31 am #

        It’s crazy how much energy I get from my cyber people. I never expected that! Lots and lots of love my friend!

      • ramblingsfromamum February 13, 2014 at 7:34 am #

        that is what we are about – a community to open up to – to share – and it can seem a little freaky and stalking at times, but for what’s it’s worth – I care about people – I care about you. I’m not fake, just wanting to help when I can. Love you too darling xx

  3. expatsincebirth February 10, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    That made me smile, thanks! I also experience that when I look for some support from R. and I don’t get it, my kids give me what I need 😉 This is so sweet and you know it, right?, children don’t lie! And you are beautiful and radiant and much much more.
    May I suggest something? Print out this post and stick it right next to your sofa 😉
    I wish you a lovely week, full of compliments and positive thoughts! Alles Liebe xxx

    • wonderlandbytatu February 13, 2014 at 7:26 am #

      Vielen Dank liebe Ute! Yes, men are usually like that. I asked N. last night if he read the post and he said yes, but he was kind of disappointed that I made him look a bit insensitive. I told him then, but honey, it’s true, that is what you said. And he goes: but what would you like me to say? And I tell him: I don’t want anything fake so he goes: but you are beautiful, it’s just that your belly is soooo huge!

  4. angeliki February 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Out of the mouth of children … and all that !!! Take it as a fact, sweetie !!! You ‘re always beautiful !!!

    My son on the other hand saw a 9-yr old photo of me the other day (i.e. the photo was taken 9 years ago, it wasn’t me at the age of 9) and he exclaimed: “Wow, mummy !!! You looked really beautiful when you were younger !!!”

    What was I saying again ? Ah yes !!! Out of the mouth of children … and all that ! (sigh !!!)

    • wonderlandbytatu February 13, 2014 at 7:27 am #

      Yes, definitely true!! I get my share of truthful comments from my son as well, something in the terms of: what are these lines on your forehead mom????

  5. littlemisswordy February 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Just beautiful! My little guy is sweet like that too, and I admit to letting him lift my spirits and giving me a little boost of confidence before heading out the door sometimes. Congratulations on the latest little blessing growing inside you. I had no idea! 🙂

    • wonderlandbytatu February 13, 2014 at 7:30 am #

      Thank you!! Yes, baby no 3 was totally unplanned and I still feel the new addition being kind of surreal!
      I hope you and your family are doing well

      • littlemisswordy February 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

        Congratulations! I look forward to keeping up with your journey on here. Hugs!

  6. mylifeisthebestlife February 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    Awwww….He’s already the SMARTEST MAN I KNOW!

  7. meditatingmummy February 14, 2014 at 3:15 am #

    Awww Tatu, your beautiful boy is absolutely right. How can you not be beautiful?? I bet you are glowing.Sometimes hearing it from your child can be much more fulfilling than our husbands. Although, it would be nice to hear a compliment and just a compliment. Nothing more, nothing less.

    And er, they can be tad more truthful sometimes. Mine always look at my tummy.. Wondering why it is not flat. Here’s what I say.. “Well, um, it would be… Although since it is not, I wear it proudly,” inside my head I am going.. Whaaaat? I carried you!! Gah!!

    I would love to see you now…
    Sending you lots of huggles( a cross between a hug and a cuddle)

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