I don’t shy away from the tough questions that my kids ask. It’s not always easy, but so many parts of parenting aren’t and I want them to know that they can come to me for the truth when they have questions.
I’ve had to answer strange questions like, “Why do we make poop?”and, “Why aren’t some people nice?” and, “Why is the sky blue?”
I’ve had to answer uncomfortable questions like, “what does ‘being fat’ mean?” and “Why don’t girls have a penis?” Recently my kids have been asking a lot about where babies come from.
This past week, we’ve had to explain and answer a lot of questions from our kids. You see, we told them last week that they were all going to get another sibling. After 14 months of infertility and 6 months of fertility medication, we finally got the opportunity to share the news with our kids — that there was going to be another family member.
We have talked with them a lot over the past year about our desire to add to the fmily, they’ve asked a lot of questions and we did our best to field their questions. Once we saw the first heartbeat of our new little one, we felt safe sharing with our kids and it started a whole lot of questions that we, as parents, wanted to answer for them.
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