A few days ago Penelope asked this very simple, yet very complex question.
"Mommy, where did you get me?"
"Well love, what do you mean? Where did I pick you up today?"
"No. I mean where did you get me. Where did you first get me."
"Oh, I see. Well, I gave birth to you. I made you in my uterus, which is in my belly, and then I pushed you out."
"But how did you push me out?"
"Once you were big enough, the muscles in my uterus helped to squeeze you out of my belly."
"Oh" long pause "But where from your belly?"
"Here, let's get your birth book and look at pictures from when you were born" (note: these pictures don't actually show the birth)
We then spent the next 10 minutes going through all the pictures in both her & Griffin's yearbooks (books I made chronicling their first year of life).
It was a conversation I hadn't expected, but overall I think it went well. I'm sure we'll have this conversation over and over again - in slightly more detail as she gets older.
Ah, my precious love.
Another conversation we had recently was about love and marriage...
Penelope: Daddy, who is your best friend?
Penelope: (laughing) No, she's your wife!
Me: We can be married and be best friends.
Penelope: My best friend is Kayla, but she's not my husband.
Me: No, no she's not.
Penelope: But mommy, princess can marry princess.
Me: Yes, sometimes princesses do marry princesses. If they love each other.
Penelope: And princes can marry princes.
Me: Yes, if they love each other.
Bryan: You can marry whoever you want, when you're 40.
2 months ago