Cute? Think Again!

by Marinka on September 7, 2010

The other day I had this chat with my 9 year old son, also known as Young Ladrinka.

Marinka: You’re so cute.

YL: Stop.

Marinka: What, don’t you think you’re cute?

YL: No.

Marinka: Are you kidding me! Why not?

YL: I don’t know, because God didn’t make me cute.

Marinka: Hmm.

Later, I told my mama about this. Mama was upset.

Mama: Why should he be cute? He’s not a little baby, he’s a grown man.

Marinka: He’s 9. I don’t think he’s a grown man.

Mama: He can talk and he can reason. He’s grown. If you say cute that means mentally defective.

Marinka: In what language does cute mean mentally defective?

Mama: In language of the common sense.

Marinka: Do you think I’m cute?

Mama: Very.

One year ago ...

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Miss Britt
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September 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

I’ve been called “painfully cute” – which makes sense now.

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Pauline
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September 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Awesome.

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Yuliya
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September 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

A lot gets lost in translation doesn’t it?

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annie September 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I love your mama!

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Whitney
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September 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I cannot wait to tell some of my students how cute they are! This is a revelation! Your Mama is hilarious!

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kiki September 7, 2010 at 12:59 pm

LOL. love your mama. i will no longer tell my son he is “cute.” i will use “handsome” or “attractive.” he is almost 6, practically a grown man.

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the mama bird diaries
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September 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Nicki is super cute.

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Miss Welcome September 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Oh no! The end was just too funny!!!

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Sophie@Fabrications September 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

You have a way of asking “kit-bag questions” that beats the rookiest of rooky soldiers.
Yes, I know from experience.

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Peajaye
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September 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Well, now that he’s a grown man, I guess he’s ready to sail around the world by himself.

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Nadine September 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I like this language of commen sense. Is there a thesaurus I can get? Today I seem to be a magnet for cute people! So, I’d like a few more alternate words to use.

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Amber September 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I used to tell a little girl a babysat she was cute. Every time she would tell me, “I’m not cute babies are cute. I am beautiful.” Well then.

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A Mom on Spin September 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

cute post. . . very cute. . .

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dusty earth mother September 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm

To think that my husband has been calling my butt “mentally defective” all these years and I never knew. Thank you, Mama.

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Cheryl
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September 8, 2010 at 12:07 am

I’ve always been too tall to be called cute. Now I find out that this is a good thing. I wish someone had told my 15 year old self this. Woulda saved years of therapy.

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Jen September 8, 2010 at 12:50 am

If it makes you feel any better I never thought you were cute. Hmm, that sounds bad doesn’t it?

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Diane September 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

My cute 9-year-old son will always be my baby now has his first crush on a girl at his school. He now actually cares about what he smells like and whether his teeth are clean. I don’t know what to do with him – I don’t recognize this young person. Perhaps I should ask a certain group of sarcastic yet frightenly wise Mouthy Housewives what I should do…..

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MommyGeekology
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September 8, 2010 at 11:59 am

I wish your mom would write a dictionary.

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Glamamom
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September 8, 2010 at 10:54 pm

Pls thank mama for giving me a legit way to tell my colleagues exactly how I feel about them.

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