I've always felt proud of my daughters and the way they handle themselves.. I like that they're curious, sassy and smart... I also love their eagerness to learn and their never ending hunger for new information! :)
With that said, one can never be fully prepared for THOSE questions that either have no answer, or simply have an answer that isn't exactly "age appropriate"!
In my years as a mother (six LONG years!), I have found that it's easier not to lie to my kids so I try to give them the answers that are closest to the truth, even when it's not what they wanted to hear..but as the questions get deeper, the answers get more complex and the challenge gets bigger!
Lately my kids have been asking a lot of questions: "mommy, where do babies come from"? "why do you and daddy lock the bedroom door sometimes?" "why do people die?" "why do people cry at church?" "why do adults argue?" "why are there people in jail?" "why are there beggars in the parking lot?" "why are there kids with no clothes or food?" and on, and on, and on...
I find it hard to believe that I'm already at the point where my creativity is running out! The other day I was trying to explain the girls why women get a period (don't ask me why.. you don't want to know).. the answer started with "there's an egg that breaks every month" and somehow it ended with them asking "where do babies come from?".. how they made the connection is the real question, but they seem to be genuinely interested and totally not convinced with my crazy answers..
For some reason I fear the day when my kids will start to get answers from someone who isn't me, the day when their inquisitiveness will lead to misinformation and confusion...
I am determined to be THAT mom that strives to find the answer to every question, THAT mom who will always tell the truth no matter what, the one her kids will think of every time they have a doubt, or an idea...the first person they'll want to talk to when they're feeling down...I NEED to be that mom! This is the first time I've been scared to think that somehow I won't be able to fill those shoes I've made for myself.. and I need to get over it!
Happy blogging! ;)