This morning as we ate a breakfast of eggs, pancakes and fresh sliced pears, Ben asked, “Mamma, who made me?”
“Your birth mom and your birth dad made you, honey.”
“Mamma, who made me?” the question came again, this time as he turned to look at my face.
I smiled broadly. “Your birth dad, Timothy, and your birth mom, Vickie made you. Remember? You grew in Vickie’s tummy.”
A brief pause, as he took another bite of pear. “Was it dark in there, in her tummy?”
“Yes, I think it was dark in there.”
“Did I get to eat pears?” he asked, turning to look at me again.
“No, not pears, just whatever could fit through your little belly button.” He laughed.
“My BELLY BUTTON?” he grinned, pear juice sliding down his chin.
“Yes, when babies are in their birth mommy’s tummies, they eat through a cord connected to their belly buttons!” I laughed again.
He was quiet again for a moment. “Mom, can I have more eggs?”
I’ve learned to just follow his lead, let him ask, and always, always answer honestly.
“Yes, of course you can have more eggs!”