My 8 year old loves to come and put her hands on my big belly and ask, “Is the baby moving?”
She does this a lot. It’s just exciting for her to know that our family will be adding another little sister for her to play dress-ups with and do hair and make-up.
The other night, she put her head on my big tummy and said, “I want to hear the baby cry.”
I said, “The baby doesn’t cry at this point. Besides, she is surrounded in water. You wouldn’t be able to hear her if you tried.”
My 8 year old stared at me quizzically. “The baby is breathing water?”
“In a sense, yes,” I told her.
She gasped as she jumped to her feet. Her eyes were huge and round as she screamed out with excitement, “MOM IS HAVING A MERMAID!!!!”
“Unless,” my 10 year old quips, “it really is a boy…”
My 8 year old gasps again. “THEN IT’S A MERMAN! AND THOSE ARE RARE!!!!”
Seriously, how cute and funny can kids be? :)