The other day I was getting dressed when my five-year-old walked into the room.
Big A: “Mom how did you and Daddy make me?”
I literally spit out my coffee. OMG did he just asked me what I think he did?
I didn’t know how to react. I thought I had years to talk about this.
This is my husband’s department, I am so bad under pressure. But I collected my thoughts and tried to remain calm.
Me: “Well Mommy and Daddy met and fell in love with each other. Then we decided to get married because we wanted to stay together forever. After awhile we decided we wanted to start a family and that’s when we had you and your brother.”
Phew I dodged the question and gave him a round about answer.
Big A: “What does married mean?”
Me: “It means when you love someone very much and want to stay with them forever. I knew I wanted to be with your Daddy so we got married and moved into a house together.”
Big A: “Oh. So when I get married do I live with the person?”
Me: “Yes you will one day.”
Big A: “But I don’t want to. I want you to live with me too.”
Awe my sweet boy, still putting his Mama first.
Me: “If you want me to live with you and your wife, I will honey.”
Big A: “Ok that’s a deal right?”
Me: “Absolutely! But we will probably have to check with your wife to make sure she is ok with it.”
Big A: “Ok, but I think she will be.”
Me: “Promise me something?”
Big A: “What Mom?”
Me: “That you will never be afraid to give me kisses and hugs especially when you are as big as your Daddy.”
Big A: “I won’t. You are my best girl ever!”
Now that’s how you avoid an almost terrifying conversation. I am hoping I have a few more years before he asks me that question again. I guess I should start practicing now to get my story straight.
Have your kids put you on the spot yet?