Monday, July 21, 2014

Conversations with My 3-Year Old

One of the things that has surprised me most about parenting is how curious Quinn is. I expected the "Why, mama?" questions, just not quite so early. Lately, he asks about EVERYTHING. Here is a typical conversation for us:

Q: "Can Oliver come over to play?"

Me: "No, honey, not right now."

Q: "Why, mama?"

Me: "Because it's late, and he's having dinner with his family."

Q: "Why, mama?"

Me: "Because that's what people do at the end of the day -- have dinner with their families."

Q: "Why, mama?"

Me: "So we can catch up with each other and talk about our days, and eat healthy foods together."

Q: "Why, mama?"

Me: "So that we stay close as a family and have energy to grow and play."

Q: "So can Oliver come over to play?"

And then I just stare at him in disbelief.

Another conversation I've had to have with Quinn recently? Why our bodies are different, a chat made more interesting given my scars, my port, my tattoos. Read here on Scary Mommy to see how I handled it.

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