Thursday, February 19, 2009

Self-esteem is definitely not a problem with this one

A quick quote from Hannah, as I was doing her hair this morning:


"I feel sorry for myself when I was younger. I just didn't know how pretty I was back then."

Um, yeah. We don't eat the humble pie for breakfast around here, as you can plainly see.

Should I be worried?

Nah. Middle school will knock her off that high horse pretty darn quick, I'm afraid.

44 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

That is so funny--I love little girls with personality and the need to tell the truth! Seriously--I've got an almost 8 year old boy and they would make quite a couple in 15 years!

Annemarie said...

That is awesome. Self esteem is too important. Even if she gets knocked down later, hers is so high it will only take her to a medium level. I seriously think it's a good thing!
Besides, she is speaking the truth..she is adorable!!

Michael said...

Too good! Oh, middle school...

Christina B. said...

I love Hanna even though I haven't had the chance to meet her yet! Can she send some of that attitude over to me? :)

Tia Juana said...

I say if the shoe fits, wear it! She is a gorgeous little gal! And sadly, Middle School is a brutal awful time. Let her eat the glory of all that she is today!

Jen said...

That is so sweet. I wish I had her confidence.

Rae said...

Spoken like a true girl! Yeah, middle school has a tendency to kick even the most self-assured person right in the teeth! Rand goes in another year. Yuck!!

momy4him said...

out of the mouths of babes! lol enjoy it while it lasts!

Andy said...

I'm afraid you are raising a daughter with so much self confidence, she will probably be popular in middle school. She'll be the girl that likes everyone, and everyone likes her because they want to be just like her. She may even be a cheerleader. Good luck!

Terra said...

Oh but that is so darn sweet! And she is a beautiful girl, momma you should be proud!

Dalene said...

Ooh, if they could just skip Middle School...

Musings of a Housewife said...

LOL. Reminds me of the time my daughter said that people might want to kidnap her b/c she's so pretty. If only they could stay this innocent!

Robyn said...

I hope you're saving that one for next year's Christmas card! Funny girl!

Cindy said...

Good girl, Hannah. There is not enough confidence in this world!

Woman Interrupted said...

Atta Girl!

Lisa-Marie said...

That is one smart cookie! And just as cute as she thinks she is!!! Nothing wrong with knowing the truth!

Bonnie said...

Out of the mouths of babes! Kids are so honest. At least she realizes she's pretty, I hope she continues to feel good about herself.

Rosie said...

I find her self confidence quite refreshing, actually.

Annie said...

Dittoing everyone else. The thing is, she *is* really pretty--who can argue with the truth?? Fill that self-esteem reservoir as high as you can...it has to last a lifetime :)

Susy said...

Love it....

Paige said...

Humbly pie- disgusting. Pride pudding- yum She's right. anyway.

Alicia said...

Pride pudding ~ love it! Can we package that up and serve it to all girls!

Hazen5 said...

This girl doesn't lie... she is adorable! I think you are the one who's going to be in trouble with middle school.

Laurie said...

I hope she always feels that way--especially through middle school.

jenjen said...

That is so cute and funny! I wish our girls could keep that good self-esteem through their teenage years.

She IS beautiful!

Jen

Flirt said...

nice blog

low esteem. self motivation

Kari said...

I love that!

Michelle said...

laughing out loud! Love your girl.

Lauren in GA said...

I love that she has such a great sense of self. She is truly beautiful. Sadly, I am afraid you are right...middle school *shudder* the seedy underbelly of public schooling.

the wrath of khandrea said...

get the girl in some headgear and we'll see how she feels about herself then.

Bridget said...

Just remind her in ten years of that quote. Maybe it'll help her self-esteem then. She IS a doll.

Diane said...

That just makes me happy! I hope she keeps it! You must be doing lots of things right!!! Cute girl!

Jenibelle said...

I think more of us grown ups need a healthy dose of self esteem like Hannah has. Does humble pie have calories?

Michelle said...

Well she is a beauty.

queenieweenie said...

if you've got it-flaunt it!

I often say the same thing about myself, but I substitute skinny for pretty.

Andrea Almond said...

Christie-
your blog is great. So fun to hear what you are up to.
your family is darling!

Amber said...

Her and my daughter should hang out for a day. Though two spotlight hogs could get utterly exhausting for both of them!

Just catching up on your posts. So sorry you had a rough week. I had one of my worst in a long time, too. Here's to better days ahead!

i'm kelly said...

she is such a doll! definitely a keeper!

Jessica said...

Hannah,

You and me both.

--Jessica

Becky said...

1. CUTIE-PIE!

2. Don't worry, spring is around the corner....I feel it too. Meet you in Hawaii? I am sure your husband has some business there in a couple of weeks.

3. And yes, a house helper for the bathrooms. Get her. Every other week. Then, don't touch the bathrooms except for an occasional wiping off of the boys' toilet. I say I would clean the bathrooms every week, but...guess what. Doesn't happen.

Kimberly said...

When I was in the 5th grade, I had just gotten a perm and was staring at myself in the mirror, and Robyn caught me staring at my "HOT" self and tattled..."Mom, Kimberly's staring at herself in the mirror." I wasn't ashamed one bit. I thought that perm made me look hotter than ever! But, you're right...Middle School is a whole other story!! Good for Hannah...she is cute, so why not agree with herself, right?!

crystal said...

Oh, heavens--i've got one of those, too! She jaunts and struts around the house striking poses and making kissy lips in the mirror.

Hannah is mighty adorable! She'll need to store up that self esteem for the secondary school system...you're right.

gab said...

May she always love herself so passionately! You go, Hannah! Love, Auntie Gab

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Yeah, middle school will cure it all, I'm afraid to say.
She sure is a DOLL!