Little One sat beside me and was quiet for a moment. She looked at me and had that look. It’s a look I know all too well. It means one of two things. She either did something she wasn’t supposed to do and was feeling like she needed to confess or that she had a question for me. You know…One of those questions. The questions that you know you need to answer as best as you can and pray that the implications of your answers will not have a negative impact on your kid. Yes. One of those questions. I braced myself. I knew it was coming. I never thought my five year old would ask me a question about conception!
Me: What’s up, honey?
Little One: Mom, are you happy?
Me: (a little taken aback) Yes, honey. I’m happy. I’m very happy. Are you happy?
Little One: Ummm…yeah. But, I really want a baby sister.
Me: Can I ask you a question? Do you think you can be happy even without a baby brother or sister?
Little One: I said I wanted a baby sister, not a baby brother.
Me: I know, honey. What if Mommy and Daddy couldn’t give you a baby sister. I’m not saying it won’t or can’t happen, but I want to know if you’ll be happy even without one.
Little One: (sounding a bit sad) Yeah. All I need is you and Daddy.
Me: (crying a little) We love you too. We love you SO much.
Little One: So, when you get your period, is that the egg that isn’t fertilized? It comes out as blood?
Little One: So, Daddy fertilizes your egg with love, right?
Little One: When I become an adult, [enter name of Little One’s crush] will fertilize my eggs and they’ll turn into babies!!! But only when I’m an adult.
Oh, boy! I have no idea where our 5 year old comes up with things like this. I think we need to brace ourselves for the adventures in the years to come!
Victoria Ess says
That’s adorable! With love!
Elva Roberts says
Your Little One is wise beyond her years and seems to have a truly good idea-conceived in love is what we want for all our children. Bless her innocent heart. May she continue to give you both much joy and not too many ‘Ummm’moments for quite a while!;
Heidi Carlson-Reid says
I haven’t had this conversation with my 8 yr-old girls yet! What a cutie!
Darlene Schuller says
I’m a mom to 4. 3 living on their own, mine have said stuff I thought I’d never be able to straighten my hair out after… I don’t think people realize how much children actually “listen” even to overheard conversations in a grocery store!
Haha! Darlene, you are so right! Some of the things Little One says makes ME blush!
Oh my, it’s scary when they know a little, but are to young to filter what comes out of their mouth.
But it’s also so funny. 🙂
Nicole! So true!!! I’m in a constant state of *cringing*!
Oh boy that is young to ask such questions. 🙂
I know!!! I don’t think I even thought of those things until I was maybe in grade 6?
Judy C (Judy Cowan) says
Well you can’t say she doesn’t have it figured out…lol It is always amazing what comes our of their mouths!
Wendy [mapsgirl] says
That’s impressive! I’m sure my 9 year old could tell you that but not my almost 7 year old. We still need to have THAT conversation. LOL!
Jennie Yuen says
LOL, so adorable! I remember my little one asking about a little sister… saying he’s older and can teach the baby things. After a while, now when I ask him if he wants a little sister to play with. He responded no and said that the baby will mess up his things. haha!
Tiffany Joliat says
Hahaha kids are so cute! They are fun at this stage!
Tiffany, I’m always so worried about what she’ll come up with next! Always happens when we’re in the company of others too!