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Monday, June 27, 2011

Are we that Family?

Have you ever seen two young people in love and thought, "wow they will have gorgeous children." Or saw a church directory and thought: "how in the world did THOSE two people make those beautiful children." Terrible. Horrible Shallow. I know I know.

I dont think I'm all that wonderful but I also dont hide under a paper bag. I think my husband is OK. I'm attracted to him. I think my kids look nice. They are mine and I like them. I dont turn away from framed pictures of them.

Every once in a while a good friend will look me square in the eye and explain that I have really beautiful children. OK. This has happened more than once. Are they surprised? Is this some odd encouraging word of affirmation someone somewhere suggested we say to people?

This weekend my husband and I saw several people that we hadnt seen in YEARS. Some not sicne our wedding. I got this statement a few times again. It wasnt a casual thing it was that look you square in the eye and state a fact that you JUST must hear.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? I'll never know. Now that I've posed the question, you all will be squinting at my family photo and giggling. You'll think you need to say something encouraging or shoot me down in my attempt at getting compliments. I'll never know if we are one of those families.

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

Our church directory picture turned out really well. We don't dress or look that pulled together most days of the week.

Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

BAHAHAHA! I don't know what to say other than this post made me laugh out loud...and wonder if we are that family too! ;)

His bondservant said...

I must say I do have beautiful children!

Blessings to you,

christi @ burlap and basil said...

haha! i don't even know how to react to that one! i mean, seriously! you are a great looking family!

popping in to say hello to the other sugar babies! yeah blog sugar!

i'm hosting a july giftaway - anthropologie pillow and some goodies! i hope you'll enter!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

your kids are gorgeous. you should sell your DNA, LOL!