My kid is no dummy. There have been a few times that she has looked at me sideways. She has questioned why I haven’t had wine repeatedly. She tried to catch us and ask if she would have a sibling by the time she is 13. (Her bday is May, baby will be here April.) We wanted to wait a bit longer to share the news with her because she is a kid, a girl, a young lady who can’t hold secrets is really what I’m saying.
I had ordered her a big sister shirt but it was slow to be shipped. Instead, we sat her down one night and told her we needed to have a discussion. You could tell she was trying to read our faces. I handed her an envelope and told her to open it. It had the ultrasound pictures in it. The first thing she said was “I knew it! You weren’t drinking wine! I knew it!” Then she stared at me like the baby might come crawling out any minute or perhaps I grew a third head suddenly.
It was slowly sinking in.
She did some bouncing around, she squealed and then we went to dinner. That is where the questions started and have yet to stop. At one point she simply stated, “I’m going to have a lot of questions about this.” I understand kid.
Some of the best have been:
Will you have it Duggar style? Like, in the bath tub, at home, with everyone? (Referring to the 19 Kids and Counting show on TLC.)
If I’m with you when you go into labor is there some sort of waiting room for kids or can Dad come get me? I don’t want to see the “stuff.” (Thank God her Dad lives literally 4 blocks from the hospital.)
How fat are you going to get?
Can you feel it moving yet?
Where does it pee at?
Can I go with when we find out what it is and if I go does it involve yucky stuff?
Are we still going on vacation next year?
Why do your boobs hurt?
Can you go swimming with me?
How much room is it going to take up in the backseat? (The girl travels heavy I tell ya.)
We aren’t going to turn weird and get a mini-van are we? (Hell, no. No offense to you mini-van drivers.)
Are you sure I won’t have to share my birthday month?
Do I have to share any parts of my room with this baby?
How exactly did you know you were pregnant?
And it has gone on and on and on from there….
We will tell our parents (finally) this weekend. She is ready to bust at the seams to share the news.