Thursday, May 7, 2009

How on earth do I explain this to a 4 year old?

J: "Momma? How cum' S has two Daddies? Where is da Mommy in dat family?"
Me: "Let me get back to you..."

8 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

Because his daddies are very confused, sweetheart!! That is HILARIOUS

Mom x 2 said...

"Sometimes two grown-up men love each other like your mommy and daddy love each other. S has two daddies who love each other and S, so S doesn't have a mommy."

Goodness, I don't envy you that conversation. My friend who is a principal of an elementary always tells me kids only ask what they are wondering about - answer only what they ask. Don't offer more info than your kid asked for. In this case, I would tread veeeery lightly!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Different families are made up of different members. Some have a mommy and a daddy, some have just a mommy or two daddies or just a grandma or aunt. What's important is that all the children are loved as much as you are loved by mommy and daddy. I think simple and honest answers work best with young children.

Preppy Pettit said...

Thanks!!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Gosh that is tough!

Good luck...you'll have to let us know how it goes!

Gracie Beth said...

I love your reply so much! My parents probably would have traumatized me or confused me with their answer.

Emily said...

OMG that would be so hard to explain! Good luck. I like many of the responses on here.

So sorry that you were not able to come to dinner the other night. I was looking forward to meeting you. Hopsy had wonderful things to say about you and the twins!

Heidi said...

I like Preppy Pink Crocodile's response! I don't look forward that that kind of conversation when my little one gets older!