Optimists think they have more fun
That is so lovely! What an astute little sweetheart xx
Oh! So true! It's easy to slip up though. Just keep looking in the mirror and showing her you are happy with your own gorgeousness, the rest will follow :)
Just perfect! Lovely to hold on to that perfect moment here
Lovely moment. Your child is a delight. Also, children never ever lie which means you really really are beautiful. :)
She is a delight. Except, you know, when she's otherwise. :)
Thanks, all. Raising a girl is such a minefield. I don't want to make her think she's valued only for her looks; but I love that she thinks she's beautiful and want to keep her feeling that way about herself for as long as possible, so that adolescence doesn't dig such deep trenches that it takes her the rest of her life to climb out of them.
Fabulous. And of course, it's as complicated as you say. I usually add something like "Yes, and you'll be admired for your kindness and for being smart, too" ... but that's equally problematic. Gah. Where's the manual!?