My four year old niece and I have some awesome conversations. I have to share this one now before I forget.
Her: How come your tummy is so big? Do you think there might be a baby in there?
Me: No sweetie. It’s just food. Because I really like food.
Her: < thinking hard >
Me: I promise I’ll tell you if I have a baby in my tummy.
Her: < quizzical look >
Me: I *promise* I’ll tell you when there’s a baby in there. Deal?
Her: Ok, deal.
< both go about our business for a few minutes >
Her: Is there a baby in there now?
Me: No, there won’t be for a long time.
< 30 second pause >
Me: No sweetie. There won’t be for a few years.
< long pause while she contemplates how long a year is >
Me: Like maybe when you’re six or something.
Her: Ok then. Let’s type. < end of baby talk >
(Typing is our favourite thing to do right now.)
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