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February 25, 2012

Unmentionables

Quiet moments are rare in our world. Our girls are always proffering commentary, exploring, asking. I wouldn’t want it any other way…but it does sometimes lead to some “unmentionable” conversation.

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A few days ago, I was shopping at Target with the girls in their stroller. We were headed towards the back of the store, passing by the ladies’ clothing section.

Ooh, bras!” Baby A squealed.

Yes, sweetie, you’re right
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Those are beautiful!

Yes, I see lots of different colors, I said, as I continued my quick gait.

I’m gonna wear a bra when I’m older!

Yes, sweetie, much older.

[Cue audible laughter from a couple of ladies shopping.]

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I was getting dressed in front of the girls one morning. “Why aren’t you going to change your panties?” Baby A said, with alarm.

I explained I had showered earlier in the day, so my panties were clean.

Thank goodness the windows were closed for that little exchange.

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As I reference different places I’ve been and things I’ve done, the girls always want to know, “Was I in your tummy?” or “Was I in your heart?” (before I was pregnant).

I knew the question was coming…”How did I get out of your tummy?” asked Baby B.

As I was formulating my answer, she volunteered, “Very carefully?

Yes, sweetie, very carefully.

[Whew!]

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Kids are embarrassing.

Luckily, they’re cute, too…so it all evens out.

8 comments:

Beth said...

At least you were alone for the panty comment. They usually wait until we are out in public to begin loudly discussing personal things!
Oh my! Very carefully? I love it! If they only knew how very carefully. :-) So adorable! Will has seen the video of my c-section with the quads, so he just assumes he came out the same way. He hasn't asked, so I haven't mentioned that he 'used a different exit.' ;-)

championm2000 said...

Oh, how differently the story might have read if they had asked you in Target why you didn't change your underpants (or how they got in your tummy!)...

cat said...

Ah yes! Imhave had a few of those too

Johanna said...

Haha! I love the funny embarrassing things kids say... especially when they are someone else's kids. ;) Mine have more than their fair share.

Miss Megan said...

LOL! I love how she answered "very carefully"...ha! Crisis averted! For now...=)
My girls haven't gotten to the age of constant questions yet, so I can't literally relate just yet...I just know my time is coming! Thanks for the preview!

Mandy said...

I think I am going to give my ladies a play-by-play of their delivery when they are 14. That should starve off the need for a sex talk!

I love that the girls tell DH how "bootiful" his big girl panties are when they catch him changing!

Barbara Manatee said...

Sarah took a recent interest in 'pretty' bras too at the store and wanted to know why I didn't have one. I had to show her that I do...but that I don't wear them often. She still liked the ones in the store better, ha!

Glad you got out of the "how did I get out" question unscathed!

strongblonde said...

:) i'm waiting for the how did i get out question. i love this answer. i'm going to file it away for later!!!