Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Over the Limit

There should be a limit on how many of the "Big Questions" your kid gets to ask you in one day.

Last night I got hit with both "Is Santa Claus real?" and "Where do babies come from?" within 10 minutes of each other (and no, I don't know why the kid was thinking about Santa and the origin of life at the same time).

That is just...not fair.

Also, no fair asking me stuff like that while I am trying to pay the drive-thru attendant at Carl's, Jr. Because some stuff just cannot be multi-tasked. Anatomy explanations and French fries do not go together.

Unless I get a LOT of alcohol.

Which was not really appropriate for this situation anyway.

But to get back to my point...NOT FAIR.

New limit is one earth-shattering question per day. Unless anatomy is involved - then it's a limit of one per week.

Because Mommy's brain needs time to recover from the trauma.


P.S. For those who want to know, the answer to "Is Santa Claus real?" is "What do YOU think?" I figure that buys me one more year at least ;-)

P.P.S. As for the other question, I dodged the bullet a bit because it turns out he didn't want an explanation of the actual PROCESS so much as the geographic location of where a baby comes out. An "appropriate for a 7 year old" explanation of this location was provided - AFTER we got home.


mairedodd said...

you handled it perfectly! one of my favorite responses - along with 'tell me about your picture'...

susanc said...

Your posts never cease to crack me up and put a smile on my face! :) I look forward to reading them!

SummersStudio said...

Good answer! But I might have been tempted say that Santa is real and he's the one that brings babies.

TesoriTrovati said...

So funny! Handled perfectly.
Recently my 12 year old told me that he didn't believe in the tooth fairy any more. He had a molar out a month or so ago. Put it in his tooth pillow. The key issue is that he didn't tell anyone. So no golden dollar from the tooth fairy. So with the next one that fell out, he told me he knew and that he didn't know what to do with all the golden dollars he got anyway. He is so grown up but didn't realize that this was acutal money he could use!

Enjoy the day!

Lisa Godfrey said...

Too funny! My favorite explanation for "how do babies come out?" is "either down the water slide or out the sun roof." ;-)
PS: love your blog!

kelleysbeads said...

I like LeAnn's explanation that Santa brings the babies. My boy child originally thought babies dropped out of the knees, but got it right on the second guess. He hasn't pressed for details on the specifics regarding the process leading up to pregnancy and for that I am thankful.

As for Santa, we talk about how some people (particularly kids) don't believe in Santa. I tell him that I feel very sad for those people who don't believe because I think Santa is so wonderful.