Monday, October 1, 2012

5 Year Olds Do Not Make Good PR Agents

I know that for some of you, everything I write about is old news...that's because you've already heard the story firsthand -- from my 5 year old daughter!  For her, nothing is off limits.  Whether she's making sure everyone within a 20 foot perimeter at the grocery checkout knows my true age or she's telling her kindergarten teacher that her Mommy got pulled over by a police man for "breaking the law".  For the record, I was driving 40 in a 25, but I thought the limit was 35 and there were lots of hills and...sigh.  

I love Natalie, but I don't agree with her PR tactics -- all news is not good PR.  Since there is no way to undue her gift for gab, perhaps I just need to help her with her spinning techniques.

For example, instead of saying, "My Mom is 40 years OLD!" she could say, "My Mom is only 34 years older than me."  My hope being that she forgets to say the "older than me" part.

And, instead of saying, "My Mom got pulled over for breaking the law!" she could say, "My Mom is very interested in my education.  Today’s ‘Word of the Day” is consequences.”

I unwrapped this Dove Chocolate Promise
just hours after the "The Great Pullover"


  1. That candy wrapper- how ironic!

  2. Oh what a great post!!! Love the ending the best! Yes, our kids do the most awful PR for us moms (and dads) EVER!!! I can't tell you how many times I have had the walk of shame, the look of shame, or found myself explaining away the newflash from either of my kids. Oh, how I hate their honesty!!!

  3. "NewSflash" ugh! Note to self, proof read all comments...

  4. Ahaha! That makes me laugh. There's someone to keep you on the straight and narrow and make sure everyone knows the TRUTH. Love it!

    1. Exactly. Though it's funny because she prefers liars to "trufers". Read this: