Yesterday, as the family was getting ready to head somewhere, my dear youngest child asked me a a question. "Mommy, how do you know when you are pregnant?" My mind kicks into overdrive. How do I answer this without being vague, but not overload her with information!? So, I tell her that there are a couple of ways a woman knows she is pregnant. Then she asks, "What are the ways?" Dang, I think to myself, I am not getting by easy this time. So, I stop what I am doing and tell her one ways is by peeing on a special stick, and it tells you if you are pregnant. Then she wants to know what the other way is. Ummm, there is something that a woman deals with a monthly basis, and if she doesn't have this thing, then she might be pregnant. She responded, "Ok, Mommy, but I don't want to be pregnant now." "Ok, honey, you are too young to be pregnant." I reply. "Yes, and I don't want to be pregnant, 'cause it is going to hurt really bad," she then tells me.
If I could only get into her mind and figure out why this child thinks like she does!