Nair, anyone?

The other evening I was scarring my two year old yet again by letting her watch a PG movie. For some reason she’d taken nearly a 3 hour nap and was nowhere near ready for sleep at 9 pm when hubby and I sat down with the big kids to watch Rocky 2. So here she was, watching Rocky and Apollo Creed circling the boxing ring, bare-chested and gleaming with sweat, slugging away.

She watched for a couple minutes,then pointed to Rocky. “That’s Daddy!!” she said excitedly.

Years ago John was a body-builder and would’ve loved nothing better than a comparison to Rocky.
I turned to John to make sure he’d heard his little daughter complimenting him.

Just then my daughter said, with equal enthusiasm, “There’s mommy!”

I looked at the TV to discover her little finger unwaveringly pointing at — Apollo Creed.

Um. Yeah.

I sat for a moment wondering what bugged me most about that comparison.

The darker skin tone? Nah.

The dripping sweat? Ew, but no.

The well-developed chest? I wouldn’t want to be *quite* that well-muscled, but, hey, if I had half the pectoral support he does, I’d require much less from my undergarments.

No. After thinking about it, what bothered me most about that comparison was the curly black chest hair.


  1. Yikes. That’s halarious. Just focus on the comment to John. How about we just ignore the mommy comment/comparison (maybe she was just trying to include you in the observation, eh?) 😉 Haha.
    Aren’t these kids so fun?

  2. HAHAHAHA! I havenothing more to say besides HAHAHAHAHA!

  3. What a wonderful memory to cherish. LOL! Aren’t they cute?

  4. That’s funny. Better than saying Mr. T though I suppose. 🙂

  5. You crack me up, that was hilarious!

  6. I think the whole getting pummeled by Daddy would be my personal worst…

  7. I’d guess she was trying to include you (as Briana said), unless you and your husband have taken to sparring in the living room. ;^)

  8. It’s great that you can make a funny out of the situation because otherwise you would be in tears.

  9. LOL! Oh my, that is a keeper. Wouldn’t it be great to see inside those little heads, so we could figure out what the heck they are thinking?

  10. HA! So funny!
    Yes, I think she was just being kind and inclusive, making sure you didn’t feel left out.
    Then again, you’ve told us about other issues with curly black hair… is their something else you’d like to reveal to hundreds of people, hmm?

  11. OOH, that last comment sounded potentially much more gross than intended! Please let me clarify that I was referring to a certain discussion of little black hairs in the facial/ neck region… and just kidding, of course.

  12. I am laughing so hard that I can’t think of anything else to say. 🙂

  13. very funny…

  14. Just a note on the post of your old blog. (yeah it didn’t let me post a comment). I actually am one of the “old” subscribers. I updated your link but never deleted your old one! LOL

  15. Halarious! 😀
    And hmmm…hopefully, she’s also not saying you and hubby frequently duke it out like that!

  16. mwahaha. At least you’re not a snowman!

  17. that was so funny!