Recently Pebbles told The Rock, “I hope I’m just like you when I grow up.”
One of the absolute BEST EVER compliments a parent can hear from their kid.
The Rock: Really? Why?
Pebbles: Because you’re funny. I hope I’m funny like you. And you play with me and you’re kind and you’re a good daddy. That’s how I wanna be when I grow up.
(Cue the “awwwws” now.)
The Rock: Thank you. I’m glad you want to be like me. I think you’ll be a good mommy.
Pebbles: Yeah. But I hope I don’t look like you . . . (long pause) . . . I mean, I think you’re handsome. I just don’t wanna be handsome.
So I’m pretty sure everything she said was a compliment.
At least we have confirmation that she doesn’t have gender-identity issues. For now.
Later, in the car coming home from Wal-Mart Pebbles told me, “You’d be really cute if you were a dog.”
Um. I’m not even sure how a person is supposed to respond to that.
Then, as we pulled into our driveway she told The Rock, “Daddy, if you want to sing it’s okay ’cause I just won’t listen. I really don’t like your songs.”
So I’m thinking that one true compliment per day is her max.