Ok, children are all so beautifully innocent and brutally honest. They mean no harm by what they say, and will believe anything you tell them. Well, obviously my little child Dejah has not been taught correctly. My Sister-in-Law Mitzi has told me a couple times already that Dejah is definitely old enough for the "bird and the bees" discussion. Since she is only 3 1/2, I haven't really known how to approach it. Well last night Alex was laying on the bed shirtless. Since his growing belly was hanging out there for all to see, he told Dejah there is a baby named fatty in there. Oh my goodness, what a reaction I got from Dejah. She was absolutely convinced! She came running into the kitchen..."Mommy, Mommy, there's a baby in Daddy's tummy"....."come look, come look". I immediately said, "No Dejah, there is no baby in daddy's tummy". She replied, "Yes there is come look. Its name is fatty", "hurry hurry come look". So just to entertain her I followed her into the room and saw Alex with a big grin on his face. Then he said (as he pushed his gut out and moved it around), "Dejah look its kicking". He truly looked like a woman full-term, but way uglier....Sorry Alex. Well that was it. He convinced our little toddler that he was having a baby and the name is Fatty. So there you have it, now I need to come up with a way to explain how babies are made to my own baby so that she understands when Daddy is just teasing her. I guess it has to come sooner than later these days. I want Dejah to hear it from me before the world teaches it to her. Thanks Alex, maybe I'll have you give her the talk.
Well Here is Dejah and the neighbor kid out enjoying the warm weather with some chalk.
Here is my little Mycah watching the kids through the sliding door.