I was planning to take a bath later in the evening so I put my hair up on top of my head in a big clip before reading a story to my son, aged 9.
Little Boy looked at me with narrowed eyes as I sat down and opened the book to read. He remarked dispassionately, “Your hair looks ugly like that.”
I pointed out that it was impolite to tell someone that their hair looks ugly. (Particularly your mother, I did not add.)
He said he was aware of that. “But,” he pointed out, “if I don’t tell you, then you’ll just keep doing that with your hair…
“And it looks UGLY.”
I’m sure he has my best interests at heart.