Kids Say the Darndest Things

Last night, sitting with my pregnant friend's three-year-old daughter:

Her: "You have a baby!"
Me: "Um, no, I don't have a baby. If I did I would have brought him with me."
Her: "You have a baby!"
Thinking she might mean 'you have a baby in your tummy, like mommy' or 'You're havING a baby', 
Me: "No, I don't have a baby. Your mommy's going to have a baby!"
Her: "You have a baby!"

She was insistent, I dropped the argument right there, but thought of two possibilities:

  • Her mom's been talking to her a lot about 'mommy having a baby,' so she thinks all grown-up women have a baby in their tummy, or 
  • I've gained weight in my middle section and only the three year old will tell me.
I'm hoping it's the former!


Anonymous said...

LOL that is too funny. =)

Kacie said...

Maybe she was saying it as a command. As in -- you, Joanna! Have a baby already! :)

Joanna said...

This little girl has been obsessed with babies her whole life. I remember when she was barely talking, and would point at a baby not much smaller than herself and exclaim "Baby!" (and then try to grab his face). I keep wondering if actually having a baby brother in the house is going to change her mind on the matter.

Karen Sue said...

I remember the dismay a few days after I had my baby and was walking alone over to the post office and someone asked when I was going to have that baby.


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