The other day Isabel was sitting on the bathroom counter looking at the mirror while I dried her hair.
Isabel: Mommy, I'm skinnier than you.
Me: ummm what?
Isabel: I'm skinnier than you
Me: Isabel that isn't really a nice thing to say to people
Isabel: (looks at me like I'm crazy)
Me: Isabel, do you know what skinny means?
Isabel: ummm, yeah...skin (rubbing arm) ...skinny. My skin is lighter than yours.
After talking to Josh I found out that another time she told him she was skinnier than him because she was wearing a sleeveless dress and was showing more skin than he was.
I have to admit that I didn't really give her a better definition of the word. I started to but then I decided that I didn't really want her to think in terms of "skinny" or "fat." I don't want her to think of herself or others that way and I certainly don't want her to call someone fat so if my child informs you that she is skinnier than you, please don't be offended. Her definition of skinny is a little different than ours!