Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Conversation with Mandy

in the car on the way home from the library.

We were talking about a Barbie book that she had checked out.  "Look, here are Barbie's two girls." 

"Barbie isn't married Mandy, as far as I know.  She is single in all of her books" said Mom. 

"Where does she get her money?  Is she poor?" asked Mandy. 

"No, not that I know of.  Barbie always seems to have money " said Mom.  ""Kathie is single and she has a job and supports herself but you have to have an education" said Mom.

"What if I am have a (??pause) Daddy?  Do I have to have (another pause) babies?  I don't want babies" asked my six-year-old.

"No, you don't have to have babies if you don't want to" answered Mom.

"What if he wants to have babies and I don't?"

How do you answer that to a six-year-old? My only answer was "Then you have to talk to him about it, Mandy"


1 comment:

Kathie said...

Well she is a funny one. My guess is it won't be him wanting babies though. She will want one with her "Daddy"/husband.