Monday, January 18, 2010

Tough Explanations

For those of you around little kids, you know they bombard you with questions constantly.  I often find some of these questions a bit tough to explain. 

Aubrie is 4, and she talks non-stop.  She's always asking me things about God - always hard to explain!  She then wanted to know in detail about tampons - that was a conversation!  I told her they were for Mommies and very large Qtips - I wasn't quite honest there!  When her best friend Millie told her that babies come out of vaginas - Jade & I both cringed for that explanation (Aubrie had no questions there?!?).  You never know what question is going to trump you on any given day!

Her new one is on aging.  When Jade turned 30, Aubrie was very concerned.  She kept talking about moving.  I explained to her that we will never ever move, and that we live in our forever house.  I finally got to the problem.  She thinks (even after much discussion) that every year you keep growing.  She's just certain that Jade is soon going to be so big that he will "crack our house"!  Isn't that hilarious!  She really can't understand why my Grandma Toots & Grandpa Howard haven't cracked their house b/c they are really old! 

Jade has to be HUGE to crack this house!

(Poor Aubrie - every picture has glasses glare!)

Grandma & Grandpa

So how do you explain to a 4 year old all the complicating things in life?  I have found I either have to fib a bit, distract her until she moves onto something else, or attempt an explanation that she adamantly thinks is wrong....often after turning my head in disbelief to giggle a bit!


  1. first, what a nice blog you have...I have a daughter and she was like yours in the talking and question department-so i had to smile remembering her questions...She is now 17...please allow me to share what I have learned...walk before you run...if she asks a question at a level 13...make sure you explain 1-12 first and it does not have to be all at once (by the way...she will never ask it at a 1 level, either will her friends)and do not get hung up on honesty (tell all right when she asks)...that can be even more confusing when she is young. lastly, if all else fails and you have no age appropriate answers or are not ready to "go there" dramatically change the subject point out the nearest window and give it a loud ans excited..."did you just see that...what is that" she will run to the wondow searching which aught to give you ample time to come up with something new-whew...;o) blessings

  2. Aubrie is just such a dollbaby!
    Xtra large q-tips... nice.

    Your house is beautiful. I am in love with the color.


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