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Tell Women They Look Pretty: SOL 5

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A couple of days ago, after spending the entire day cleaning, baking bread, and writing, I took an afternoon shower. Then I put on lots of moisturizer as my skin is getting older and seems thirstier. Lastly I put on some cream blush and lipgloss, my jeans, and a white turtleneck sweater. I ran up to my neighbors where my kids were playing with lots of their friends. I wanted to let them know that I was headed to the market in case they wanted to join me. When I approached my son who was playing a card game with three of his 11 and 12 year old friends, he looked up and said, "You look so pretty Mom." I said, "Thank you Feel." His friends looked up at me like they couldn't believe he had said that. Felix didn't look the slightest bit embarrassed. I told the boys, "you should say stuff like that to your moms or any women in your lives. Women like to be told they look pretty. It feels good." They looked back at me and nodded quite seriously.

Making the next generation of men ready for good relationships.


  1. Oh, yes!! Such an important lesson that is rarely taught these days like holding doors, ladies first, etc.) I may be old fashioned, but I think these things are still important. My daughter's boyfriend "gets" this and I couldn't love him more because it shows respect and consideration. Love this slice!!

  2. What a sweet boy you have!!!! I love this slice and this story so much! :)

  3. I'm going to guess that there is a significant male in his life who models this for him? What a lost art but there is hope! Thank you for sharing.

  4. You look pretty! It's nice for us to say it to each other, too. Felix is a lucky guy!

  5. Good advice to those boys. Glad he is more concerned with being kind and doing right than what his friends might think.

  6. You are growing a good man, for sure. I love this Slice!

  7. So sweet! You are doing a great job with him!

  8. Oh my heart. Precious. Made me teary. What a wonderful young man!

  9. This is the sweetest story ever! I love that your son did this and that you told all of his friends to do this as well. I have a two year old, and I hope to teach him some of the same things for when he gets older. Thanks for sharing! :)


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