One of the most joyous things about being a parent is having my little girl express her love and affection to my husband and I and our extended families. The spontaneous hugs, kisses, snuggles, and “I love you”s are just priceless.
Sometimes Chelsea also surprises me now by making comments about how I look. She’s always interested in my necklaces, make up, and sometimes in what I’m wearing. Occasionally she’ll come out with a nice compliment about my outfit for the day, which is sweet.
A comment from her the other day, though, had me laughing. I came home from work, tossed off my “good” clothes and got immediately into my black Lululemon yoga pants, an orange tshirt, and an old red fleece sweater that I hardly ever wear and makes me look like a linebacker. (What can I say, I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty, but it was just time to feel comfy and warm what with all this cold weather we’ve been having.) But when I came downstairs Chelsea took one look at me and said, “Wow, Mom, you look pretty in that!”
Of course I laughed, in the vein of “What, this old thing?” But I’ll take a compliment anywhere I can get it so, hey, I was still flattered!