It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Perfect in Every Way

“Women who have had augmentation surgery are three times more likely to commit suicide.” Emma and I haven’t been paying attention to the kitchen radio, but this pronouncement catches our attention. Seems the CBC is discussing cosmetic surgery.

Emma’s voice rises from the fridge in which she rummages. “Well, duh. They must have terrible self-esteem.”

I’m pleased that she’s made that connection on her own. Smart girl. Then she dances out to the dining room, where Emily and Anna, early risers this nap-time, await their snacks.

“Okay, girls!” She declares. “Never get an augmentation!”

Two pairs of round eyes stare. Evidently they’re taking this very seriously.

“You’re muddling effect with cause there, love. It’s not the augmentation that causes the suicides.”

“Oh, right.” She turns back to the babies, who are watching her every move. They’re expecting food, she has a Public Service Announcement in mind. “Girls?” She holds her arms out wide. “Girls, you’re perfect, just the way you are!”

Heh. And so is she, my not-so-little girl.

© 2006, Mary P

November 28, 2006 Posted by | individuality, my kids, the things they say! | 16 Comments