Don’t Forget That I Tower Over You, Dear

posted by Momo Fali on July 13, 2011

I noticed my son staring at the television screen the other day and looked over to see him watching a beautiful woman being interviewed on the news.

I said, “Whatcha watching, buddy?”

He answered, “This woman. She reminds me of somebody.”

“Oh. Does she remind you of me?” I asked with a chuckle.

As usual, he was honest. “No.”

Feigning shock I said, “Why?! It is because she’s skinny and pretty and tall?”

Then my 12 year old daughter joined the conversation, uninvited, and said, “Aw, Mom. You’re tall.”


  • Melisa

    FINALLY!!! Ali gets the last word! hahahaha

    Oh. Um, sorry.
    (I just love her and miss her! Tell her I said hi!)

  • lceel

    I think that comes under the Category of “Damning with Faint Praise”.

    I am SO sorry I missed you this last weekend. 🙁

  • Colleen

    HA HA HA HA HA! This was just like my boys talking about some woman who was old & ugly, then telling me “don’t worry – you’re not old!” 🙂

    • Julie

      Colleen, that’s too funny!

  • Misty

    LOL… well, one out of three ain’t bad…

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  • Heather

    awww, at least she was trying?

  • Tara R.

    Isn’t it the thought that counts?

    • Momo Fali


  • Amie

    Well, you are on the tall side…

  • meleah rebeccah

    Ahahahhahah. Well, I think you’re tall AND pretty!

  • Julie

    Oh my word! Your kids are hilarious! My husband always wonders what I’m laughing about as I read your posts online. I tell him that I want kids like yours one day, but then I remember how easily embarassed I am and I start to wonder if I could handle it. Well, anyways, you are gorgeous so don’t mind your daughter!

  • A Blossoming Day

    Funny! Daughters (we have 5) are honest alright. One time I got the crazy notion to have my hair colored deep auburn. It turned eggplant purple. I got home, walked in our kitchen, and our youngest (10 yrs. old at the time) says, “Mom you DO NOT have to go to my volleyball game today. I repeat. You DO NOT have to go.” Out of the mouths of babes!

  • Meredith

    Here’s hoping that honesty extends to her teenage years when you ask her who she’s going out with, where they’re going and what time they’ll be home. I think they lose a bit of the honesty gene when they hit puberty.

  • Deb @ San Diego Momma

    That was sweet, in an unintentional non-sweet way.

    It’s like when I was singing, and my five-year-old told me to “turn my mouth down.”

    P.S. Congrats on BlogHer VOTY!

  • Wenderly

    I just howled at that Momo. Just experienced a similar conversation only it was about photos of MYSELF on our honeymoon…19 years ago. Yes, I look a wee bit different now my loving daughters so lovingly pointed out! And thank you very much.

    Just heard the BlogHer news! CONGRATS! Wish I was going to be there to see you!!! xo

  • Shea

    Wow. Just wow. I have twin daughters and so I have the luxury of having them BOTH say delightful things like that to me.

  • Kim Kaas

    Kids have such a way of making us feel so good about ourselves. Great Post!

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