LBNL: Mom, when I was in your tummy, how did I get out? Did I rip your stomach? Did you bleed?
Me: Well, actually...you came out of my BUM
LBNL: Like a big poop?
Me: Sort of, but not into the toilet. We had you in a hospital, on a bed. I had to hold my legs up, like this. (demonstration provided)
LBNL: hysterical giggles
Me: We were sooooo excited, and couldn't wait to have you and see if you were a boy or a girl
LBNL (matter-of-fact): Well..... I had EYELASHES, so that is how you know I am a girl.
In December I went with the girls to visit Santa, who was one with a real beard. Last But Not Least was looking at him strangely....."His beard has some brown in it. It is supposed to be white! I know what happened! He went to the cottage in the summer and forgot to cover his beard with sunscreen and it got too brown!"
On the way to school, a symphony of "pee" and "poop" with giggles coming from the back seat.
Me: Kids! We don't use those words, please.
Big G: But Mom, "P" is also a letter in the alphabet, so it's not a bad word.
Me: Then you can say "P" if you are spelling or singing the alphabet song.
From the peanut gallery: "P-ig!" "P-et!" "sto-P!" "P-lay!" "underwear!"
Me: Underwear doesn't have "P" in it
Big G: It does if you wet your pants!
When eating Smartie cookies, choosing the one with the "right" color of Smartie is paramount when you are 5 like The Middle Child. We were enjoying such a treat when she selected the perfect cookie for her Cookie Monster Mom.
TMC: Here, Mom, this one has green, yellow and blue Smarties. That includes 2 primary colors and one secondary color!
Me: Wow! Which is the secondary color?
TMC: Green, of course, along with orange and purple!
Talk about a Smartie :-)