Thursday, May 01, 2008

And She Punted...

So, Eric (4.5) and I were making some muffins today when he turned to me and said "How did I get into your tummy?"

My tongue immediately tied up in knots. "Uh. Why were you wondering that?" Just act casual. Maybe he won't notice you're sweating.

"I just am." typical Eric answer to almost every questing regarding his motivations.

"Were you talking about it in school?" Stall!! Stall!!

"No, I was just wondering how I got into your tummy."

"Daddy put you in there."

"Oh." He looked a bit confused. "Daddy put me in your tummy? How?"

And this, my friends is one of my least proud moments in parenting. "Magic. He used magic."

"Magic?" He looked amused and not in the least bit convinced.

"So, do you want to make muffins, or do you want to talk about this some more?" Maybe my phone will ring?

"I want to make muffins AND talk about this."

"Um... Maybe we need to get a book to explain it better. Can you stir the batter?"

And the subject was temporarily dropped.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it can be magical...

9:14 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

It wasn't a complete lie...

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just answer what they're asking and no more. So, you could have said "you grew in there." he says "i did? how did it start?" and you say "babies start with tiny eggs in the mommy. It's pretty cool. But it wasn't my stomach, it was a special baby-growing place called a uterus" and then he'd say "can i stir the muffins?" or something. A simple question doesn't mean it's time for the full details of sex...

2:12 PM  

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