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Why do moms feel obligated to spew the words...

"She's so beautiful!" Or "He's so handsome!" at everybody's less-than-attractive child when presented with a photo of said child?

It's just been bugging me while on this site. Most of the kids are not "beautiful", ok. Y'all have some less than gorgeous kids and everybody is lying to you and I don't know why. If the kid ain't attractive, just tell mom that he looks like he has a great personality.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Apr. 30, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • Or say "look at him, all breathing like that!"
    :P
    Radarma

    Answer by Radarma at 1:04 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • wow..what a bitchy mean thing to say..i guess your momma never said you were pretty, eh?
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 12:52 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • This is the stupidest post ever. You put way too much thought into this and all children are beautiful!
    kaylan010

    Answer by kaylan010 at 12:52 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • They're just being polite and trying to make the parent feel good, I suppose. I think that's what's considered a "white lie". Personally, if I don't think someone is cute, I don't lie. I might say, "Oh, how sweet" instead, lol.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:53 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • Wow! Someone is bitter.
    CollegeMommy121

    Answer by CollegeMommy121 at 12:57 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • wow. No offense intended, but you just sound... bitter.
    Jaliceawrites

    Answer by Jaliceawrites at 12:52 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • No one said you had to agree as long as we think our kids or attractive this is all that matters.
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 12:53 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • HA!!! Don't think other people never think- hmmm... kids not that cute- but you HAVE to know each mom/relative thinks their own kid is the most beautiful thing in this world.

    If someone ever told me my kid looks like he has a good personality I would almost be insulted, thinking that they don't think he's cute!! I guess its just like a polite thing maybe?? IDK
    krysten78

    Answer by krysten78 at 12:55 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • WELL said GivingTreeMommy! Well said.
    CollegeMommy121

    Answer by CollegeMommy121 at 1:04 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • my that's a lovely shade of bitch you're wearing
    mhaney03

    Answer by mhaney03 at 1:16 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

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