Out of the mouths of babes ... or how I accidentally fell off my sister-in-law's "good" list:
Sitting around my much-younger brother & sister-in-law's dinner table, my preschool-aged nephew chimed in with his own bit of wisdom.
He announced to no one in particular, "I know why Aunty Annie is fat ..."
Is that EVER a good phrase to hear?
My sister-in-law nearly choked on the inhale, but before she could admonish him, he continued, "she has so much happy feelings and smiles, it needed more room."
Now I ask you, how can you not love that? BUT, he continued (do boys EVER stop while they are ahead?) ...
for it was then he turned toward his mother (and where I fell off her "good" list) and said in his very next breath, "And that is why you are so skinny, Mommy. You are grouchy and yell all the time."
She went from mortified to angrily embarrassed, in about a nanosecond, but she appreciated the skinny comment nevertheless. (She is very image conscious, my sister-in-law.)
So, unofficially, I'm using THAT as my excuse for being so heavy - happiness overload. hahaha